Middle East Respiratory Syndrome

New England Journal of Medicine
February 9, 2017  Vol. 376 No. 6

Special Report
Middle East Respiratory Syndrome
Yaseen M. Arabi, M.D., Hanan H. Balkhy, M.D., Frederick G. Hayden, M.D., Abderrezak Bouchama, M.D., Thomas Luke, M.D., J. Kenneth Baillie, M.D., Ph.D., Awad Al-Omari, M.D., Ali H. Hajeer, Ph.D., Mikiko Senga, Ph.D., Mark R. Denison, M.D., Jonathan S. Nguyen-Van-Tam, D.M., Nahoko Shindo, M.D., Ph.D., Alison Bermingham, Ph.D., James D. Chappell, M.D., Ph.D., Maria D. Van Kerkhove, Ph.D., and Robert A. Fowler, M.D., C.M., M.S. (Epi)
N Engl J Med 2017; 376:584-594 February 9, 2017 DOI: 10.1056/NEJMsr1408795
The Middle East respiratory syndrome is caused by a coronavirus that was first identified in Saudi Arabia in 2012. Periodic outbreaks continue to occur in the Middle East and elsewhere. This report provides the latest information on MERS.