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MERS Fact Sheet
  • Date2018-09-14 17:16
  • Update2019-07-17 13:27
  • Division위기소통담당관
  • Tel043-719-7784
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MERS Fact Sheet
What is MERS?
  • MERS - MERS is an acute respiratory disease caused by a new Coronavirus(MERS-CoV)
  • Symptoms - Fever, Cough, Shortness of breath, Sore throat, Vomiting/Diarhea
  • Incubation Period - Approximately 2 to 14 days
Who are possible suspected MERS cases?
  • 1. Those experiencing fever and respiratory symptoms (cough, shortness of breath, etc.) and :
    - Have traveled to the Middle East* within 14 days from the onset of symptoms
    - Have had close contact with a symptomatic suspected MERS case
  • 2. Those experiencing fever and respiratory symptoms (cough, shortness of breath, etc.) and also had close contact with a symptomatic confirmed MERS case
    * The Arabian Peninsula and nearby countries (regions) : Bahrain, Iraq, Iran, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, UAE, Yemen
Infection Route

(In Korea) contact with confirmed MERS case
(Outside Korea) contact with infected camels, consumption of camel meat or camel milk, or contact with confirmed MERS case

General Response Protocal

If you experience any MERS-like symptoms (fever, cough, etc.) Please call the KCDC Call Center at 1339

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