Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV)

Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) is a coronavirus, a family of viruses that can cause a range of mild to severe respiratory illness. MERS-CoV is usually transmitted from camels to humans. Person-to-person transmission has occurred only with close contact, usually in hospital settings. Cases have mostly been reported from countries in the Middle East, most in Saudi Arabia. Currently there is no vaccine or specific treatment for this virus.

 

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PHO Rounds: It’s Not Just COVID-19 Anymore: The update on Influenza for the 2021-22 Season

A summary of the epidemiology of non-SARS-CoV-2 respiratory viruses currently circulating in Canada and internationally; 

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Updated 8 April 2019