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Middle East respiratory syndrome

noun

Medical Definition of Middle East respiratory syndrome

  1. :  mers The virus causing Middle East respiratory syndrome emerged in 2012. It does not spread readily between people, but there are fears it could cause a pandemic if it ever starts.—New Scientist, 1 Feb. 2014


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