I’ts not outside the realms of possibility that the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome will present in Australia. According to Australia’s chief medical officer Professor Chris Baggoley ‘Almost 200 people around the world have died and 600 have become sick from Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) since it was identified in 2012. MERS started in the Middle East and has since been detected around the world. It is related to the deadly SARS virus, which killed 800 people in 2002.The virus is considered less contagious but more deadly than SARS. Did you know the MERS virus is spread to humans through contact with camels.
The enclosed article is from the American Journal of Nursing and provides good information on this condition, the cause and treatment. Its definitely worth a read!