Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS)


The main symptoms of MERS are:

  • Cough, shortness of breath and difficulty breathing
  • Diarrhea
  • High fever (over 38°C or 100.4°F)
Tests to diagnose: 

Diagnosis include Chest X-ray, Computerised Tomography scan (CT scan) or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan.


There is no specific antiviral treatment recommended for MERS-CoV infection. Individuals with MERS can seek medical care to help relieve symptoms. For severe cases, current treatment includes care to support vital organ functions.