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Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) is viral respiratory illness first reported in Saudi Arabia in 2012. It is caused by a coronavirus called MERS-CoV. Most people who have been confirmed to have MERS-CoV infection developed severe acute respiratory illness, and had fever, cough, and shortness of breath. About 30% of these people died.
The illustration above conveys the overall structure of the MERS CoV (coronavirus), which is an enveloped viruses with a positive-sense RNA genome and with a nucleocapsid of helical symmetry.
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