25th November 2019


How does MERS affect the body?

The MERS virus, MERS-CoV, causes respiratory, or lung-related, illness. It may cause severe pneumonia and lung failure in some people, requiring admission to the hospital. It may also affect other parts of the body, causing dehydration (loss of body fluid) and kidney failure due to vomiting and diarrhea.

Similarly one may ask, what is MERS caused by?

Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) is a viral respiratory disease caused by a novel coronavirus (Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus, or MERS-CoV) that was first identified in Saudi Arabia in 2012.
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