Old habits die hard, I guess.
This is what beliving in supernatural superstition looks like. Be reasonable, stay in doors, and wash your hands. pic.twitter.com/SoIhft34dp
— Ex-Muslims of North America (@ExmuslimsOrg) March 21, 2020
MERS-CoV (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome-Coronavirus) likely came from an animal source in the Arabian Peninsula1. In addition to humans, MERS-CoV has been found in camels in several countries. Yet back then, nobody called it “racist” to identify its origin.
WHO First identified in Saudi Arabia in 2012, MERS-CoV is a zoonotic virus, meaning it is transmitted between animals and people. Scientific evidence suggests that people are infected through direct or indirect contact with infected dromedary camels.
The MERS virus (written as MERS-CoV) has been identified in dromedary camels in several countries, including Egypt, Oman, Qatar and Saudi Arabia.
Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) is an illness caused by a virus (more specifically, a coronavirus) called Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV). Most MERS patients developed severe respiratory illness with symptoms of fever, cough and shortness of breath. About 3 or 4 out of every 10 patients reported with MERS have died.