Researchers: Comorbidities raise MERS mortality risks

07/26/2013 | Medscape (free registration)

Middle East respiratory syndrome is clinically different than severe acute respiratory syndrome and can lead to significant mortality rates in hospital patients who have comorbidities, according to a study in the Lancet Infectious Diseases. Researchers from Saudi Arabia said MERS can progress to respiratory failure five days earlier than SARS, although SARS appears to be more infectious in health care settings.

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