Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) Coronavirus / Single Project

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Media ID: SYM0107
Client: Scientific
Created on: 2014-05-06
Published on: 2014-05-06
Dimensions: 2000 x 2000 pixels

Type: Illustration

Audiences: Scientific, Medical

Keywords: Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, MERS, coronavirus, CoV, MERS-CoV, respiratory, illness, illustration, graphics, 3D, virus

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Description

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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