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Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS)

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Health Advisory: Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS)

Going to the Arabian Peninsula? A new disease called MERS has been identified in some countries.

The risk to most travelers is low, but you should take these steps to prevent the spread of germs:

  • Wash your hands often.
  • Avoid touching your face.
  • Avoid close contact with sick people.

Symptoms include fever, cough, and shortness of breath.

If you get sick within 14 days of being in the Arabian Peninsula, call a doctor and tell the doctor where you traveled.

For more information: call 800-CDC-INFO (232-4636) or visit www.cdc.gov/travel

Travel Notice

Alert: MERS in the Arabian Peninsula

 
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