Detection of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus Genome in an Air Sample Originating from a Camel Barn Owned by an Infected Patient

July 24, 2014 at 9:10 am

mBio July 2014 V.5 N.4

Esam I. Azhar, Anwar M. Hashem, Sherif A. El-Kafrawy, et al

Special Infectious Agents Unit, King Fahd Medical Research Center,a Department of Medical Laboratory Technology, Faculty of Applied Medical Sciences,b Department of Medical Microbiology and Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine,c Environmental Science Department, Faculty of Metrology,d Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine,e and Scientific Chair of Mohammad Hussein Alamoudi for Viral Hemorrhagic Fever, King Fahd Medical Research Center,f King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) is a novel betacoronavirus that has been circulating in the Arabian Peninsula since 2012 and causing severe respiratory infections in humans.

While bats were suggested to be involved in human MERS-CoV infections, a direct link between bats and MERS-CoV is uncertain….

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Entry filed under: Biología Molecular, Epidemiología, F.O.D, Infecciones emergentes, Infecciones respiratorias, Infecciones virales, Metodos diagnosticos, Sepsis, Zoonosis.

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