24-04-2014 Ministry of Health of UAE announced that there is no reason to panic because of MERS virus.
Ministry of health advice to avoid contacts with those people, who have any symptoms of cold, and also to practice proper hygiene.
MERS virus means Middle East respiratory syndrome relates to the group of corona viruses, which cause illness like flue. First of all those who has diabetes, cardiovascular disease, renal disease should beware. Young people are harder to get ill and easier to become healthy again.
The cases of MERS virus in UAE are rare, viral shedding has no signs of epidemic.
It is not known what was the original source of infection of MERS, but it is not excluded the possibility of infection from the camel to human at the time of animal care. Mainly the virus can be transmitted from human to human only after long and close contact.
Infectious Disease Physician, who has cured several people from this virus in the hospital of Abu-Dhabi, thinks that there is no reason to worry about. For the last two years all over the world were reported only about 200 cases of infection of this virus, which are rarely connected among each other and it differs from the infection of flue.
Currently there is no vaccine or cure of this virus.
You can try to protect yourself from MERS – CoV by hygiene, for example, by washing hands properly, not touching the face with dirty hands, wear medical facemask if there is a person around who has signs of cold-related disease.