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Did I have MERS ?

With all this Coronavirus talk it made me think back to when I was in Afghanistan. I had the absolute worst respiratory infection I ever had in my life. Every cough felt like fire and was so painful. Never reported it. Is it possible I am a MERS survivor lol 

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  • 4 weeks ago

    I highly doubt it. MERS is a very serious infection and has a mortality rate of about 30%. So I think it’s highly unlikely that you had it and survived without being diagnosed or treated.

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  • Jason
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    1 month ago

    MERS is not endemic to Afghanistan. It was more likely whooping cough, which is a bacterial infection and is endemic to the area.

    Source(s): Respiratory therapist (B.S., RRT, RPFT) Former USAF flight medic Working on my master's in nursing
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  • k w
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    you mean MRSA ?

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