Diseases

COVID-19 VS MERS VS SARS

This information is updated on 31 Jan 2020 regarding COVID-19

 

What’s up?COVID-19
(2019-novel coronavirus)
Middle East Respiratory Syndrome
(MERS)
Sever Acute Respiratory Syndrome
(SARS)
First ReportedDecember 2019 in Wuhan, China2012 in Saudi Arabia2002 in Southern China
How it started?Unconfirmed.
But most likely from touching/eating an infected animal.
Touching, eating the meat or drinking milk of infected camels.Believed to have started from bats which infected civets.
How it spreads?Through close contact between human to human.Limited transmission between humans through close contact.Transmitted mainly between humans through close contact.
Confirmed Cases9831
(as of 31 January 2020)
2,494
(as of 30 November 2019)
8,098
Death Cases213
(as of 31 January 2020)
858774
Mortality rate2.17%34.4%9.56%
Estimated losses on the economyChina has extended S$13.2 billion to fight COVID-19S$3.53 billion in tourism loss for South KoreaIn six months, SARS cost the world S$54.3 billion
Phartoonz.com

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