- Middle East(ern) Respiratory Syndrome: an often fatal respiratory illness caused by a coronavirus similar to the SARS virus and characterized by fever, coughing, and shortness of breath.
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While not considered remotely as “scary” as Ebola, MERS, or HIV, it is still a sexually transmitted infection.The Silent Shame of HPV
August 29, 2014
The animal reservoir for SARS is bats, whereas the reservoir for MERS is primarily camels.
The first U.S. case of MERS landed in Indiana—smack-dab in the heartland.
MERS conjures frightening memories of the 2003 SARS outbreak that originated in Hong Kong.
It is important to note that the majority of secondary cases are healthcare workers exposed to patients sick with MERS.
Trport and Mers are the last two resorts on the Norman coast.
The love affair of Emilita, like that of many others, had begun and gone on in the house of the Mers.The Grandee</p>
Armando Palacio Valds
In the first of these years the three friends occupied a house facing the sea at the village of Mers near Tréport.Robert Browning
Mers, on the opposite bank of the Bresle, is usually linked with Trport, and is of itself a seaside resort of no mean pretensions.
The house occupied by him at Mers (Maison Robert) was the last of the straggling village, and stood on a rising cliff.Life and Letters of Robert Browning
Mrs. Sutherland Orr