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The MERS Attack as a Worldwide Threat

The MERS Attack Various illnesses and diseases have continually threatened the existence of mankind on earth. These are the results of the ever-changing environment that have managed to produce viruses and bacteria that impose health hazards to the human body. One of the more recent illnesses is the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) wherein its first outbreak happened in Jordan. It is more commonly referred as nCoV or novel coronavirus or in other publications, it has come to earn the term Saudi SARS. It was first detected from a sixty year old man who was suffering from acute pneumonia and acute renal failure and is identified as the sixth type of coronavirus that is similar to that of the SARS. This has gained the attention of people worldwide due to the high mortality rate despite a short period of time. Due to this, in 2013, the World Health Organization has called it a threat to the entire world. Its effects are not only felt in the Middle East. Cas