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Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) is a rare virus that causes flu-like or pneumonia-like symptoms. MERS can be very serious and can even cause death. Those at higher risk include people with underlying medical conditions and weakened immune systems. So far, MERS-CoV has primarily caused illness in the Middle East. At this point, no cases of MERS-CoV have been reported in Canada.
To learn more about MERS-CoV and to access additional MERS-CoV-related information from the Ministry of Health, BC Centre for Disease Control, and your health authority, see our Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) health feature.