Q related to MERS & A Q: What is the Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS)? Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) is a viral respiratory disease, the virus that causes is the first confirmed a new type of coronavirus in Saudi Arabia to 2.0 years (MERS-CoV). Corona virus, belongs to the large family of viruses that cause the common cold and severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS). Q: Do you MERS has occurred where? Cases of MERS has been reported in the following countries: Jordan, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Yemen (Middle East), France, Germany, Greece, Italy, United Kingdom (Europe), Tunisia, Egypt ( Africa), Malaysia, Philippines (Asia), United States of America (USA). The virus seems to spread to the Arabian peninsula. Recent cases have been reported in other than the Middle East, we all have been initially infected in the Middle East. It is then exported to the Middle East outside the region. Cases by such travel, it seems not to infect other people in after returning home country.