Is coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) more severe than SARS and MERS?

Updated: Jun 25, 2021
  • Author: David J Cennimo, MD, FAAP, FACP, FIDSA, AAHIVS; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Early reports described COVID-19 as clinically milder than MERS or SARS in terms of severity and case fatality rate. [30] The reported mortality rate has fluctuated; the latest rate estimated by the CDC has been around 0.4% for symptomatic cases. [67]

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