Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS)

Learn about Middle East respiratory syndrome, its causes, symptoms, risks, treatment and prevention. Also find information on surveillance and for health professionals.

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Explore the cause of Middle East respiratory syndrome and how the virus that causes it is believed to be spread.


Learn about the symptoms and what to do if you become ill.


Find out the risks and who is most at risk.


Access information on how Middle East respiratory syndrome is diagnosed and how it is treated.


Learn how to protect yourself when travelling.


Find out how Middle East respiratory syndrome is monitored.

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