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MERS Patients Sicker, Higher Mortality

2016 18 May

Patients with Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) develop more severe critical illness and have higher mortality than patients with non-MERS severe acute respiratory infection (SARI), according to a study presented at the American Thoracic Society 2016 international conference by investigators from Saudi Arabia, where 80 percent of confirmed cases... Read more

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ICU Volume 15 - Issue 4 - 2015

2015 31 Dec

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Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) Infection

2015 31 Dec

The ICU ResponseInfection with the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV), a recently identified virus, has led to several hundred cases of severe acute respiratory illness requiring admission to the ICU (Saad et al. 2014; Arabi et al. 2014). As of 4 December 2015, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported 1,621 laboratory-confirmed... Read more


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