Disease: Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS)
Estimated Death Toll: > 862 (as of 13 January 2020)
Location: Worldwide

Since 2012, an outbreak of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus has affected several countries, primarily in its namesake, the Middle East. The virus, which causes Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS), is a newly emerged beta coronavirus that was first identified in a patient from Saudi Arabia in April 2012. Wikipedia Reference »

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