2012 MERS outbreak
In 2012 the spread of the Middle East respiratory syndrome, are affected several countries, mainly in the Middle East, the virus caused by the Middle East respiratory syndrome "MERS" or (2012-nCOV). It was first detected in a patient who was admitted in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. On June 6, 2012.
|2012 Mers-CoV epidemic|
|First outbreak||Jeddah, Saudi Arabia|
|Index case||Seoul, South Korea|
|Arrival date||June 6, 2012|
|Middle East respiratory syndrome outbreak|
The cases started in small clusters until the size of the spread was reported in 24 countries to reach 2,500 cases, the virus recorded orders to reach 900 until the year 2021.
MERS is one of the viruses that belongs to the Coronavirus family that was first seen in the western city in Saudi Arabia, started with a simple cold, The seven coronaviruses recorded infect from alpha to beta.
Global surveillance of the potential epidemic is preparation, preparation to emerge because SARS (2002) and MERS (2012) are being monitored because of the similarity of its strains.