Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus

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Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus

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Middle East respiratory syndrome virus

INFECTIOUS DISEASE, MICROBIOLOGY, PUBLIC HEALTH

A positive-sense, single-stranded RNA novel species of the genus Betacoronavirus. It is thought to be transmitted from the nasal secretions of camels. Of the 689 cases of MERS reported within the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, 283 died*. 

*One can now add kissing your camel as a occupational hazard for camel jockeys

Synonyms EMC/2012, MERS-CoV, NCoV, novel coronavirus, 

Reference http://www.who.int/csr/don/2013_02_21/en/index.html

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