MERS-Know the FACTS!

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Did You Know?

June 26, 2015

  • CDC and its partners are closely monitoring a MERS outbreak in the Republic of Korea, the largest known MERS outbreak outside the Arabian Peninsula.
  • MERS is a respiratory illness that has caused fever, cough, and shortness of breath in most people who have the disease. 
  • Healthcare providers should evaluate patients suspected to have MERS using CDC’s guidelines and work with health departments to consider testing for patients under investigation.

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