The SARS virus cousin 'MERS virus' killed at least 3 people in Saudi Arabia, they feared more and still counting as confirmed by Saudi Arabia’s health ministry. The sad is, there's no vaccine to MERS virus and experts are working hard to find other way of treatments.


The Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus 'MERS virus' was first reported on September 24, 2012 by Egyptian virologist Dr. Ali Mohamed Zaki in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Like SARS virus, it has sixth new type of coronavirus. While the origin of this virus is still unknown.

Symptoms of MERS virus include renal failure and severe acute pneumonia, which often result in a fatal respiratory outcome, according to Wikipedia.

According to The Examiner, "The coronavirus is known to most commonly spread through contact with an infected individual. Although Saudi Arabia isn’t the only Middle-Eastern country affected by MERS, it is the nation struck hardest. Over 47 have been killed in the region now, while 52 people have died worldwide from the virus. "

Other believed that MERS virus have spread from animals to humans same with SARS-like illness.

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