Measuring Blood Viral RNA Might be Important in MERS-CoV Diagnosis

MERS-CoV  stands for Middle East Respiratory  Syndrome Coronavirus Infection which is a zoonotic disease identified in Saudi Arabia for the first time in 2012.MERS-CoV causes respiratory and renal illness in human.Infection is also linked to progression to pneumonia,renal failure and sometimes causes acute respiratory distress syndrome.In extreme condition it causes death.

In 2015 there was a large out break of MERS-CoV in South Korea.With latest research carried out by scientists from South Korea it has shed some light to importance of measuring blood viral RNA when carrying out MERS-CoV diagnosis in order to determine severity of the disease.

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Author: healthfeels

Medical Researcher and Author based in Nairobi.Writing about health matters.

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