Animal MERS-CoV virus cases provide no clue for human infection: WHO

An article from Xinhua News Service
August 9, 2013
Animal MERS-CoV virus cases provide no clue for human infection: WHO

 

August 9, 2013 -- As for the recent study that suggests Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) or a virus very similar to it has been recently circulating among camels, World Health Organization (WHO) Friday said that the results do not provide any insights into how humans become infected.

Tarik Jasarevic, spokesman of WHO, told a press conference that WHO welcomes any study that brings more information about the virus, and this study did provide a clue and a direction for further investigation, but critical questions remained to be answered, namely the source of the virus and the type of human exposures that result in infection.

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