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