FAO says it’s too early to draw conclusions on source of MERS-CoV

An article from Vaccine News Daily
August 15, 2013
FAO says it’s too early to draw conclusions on source of MERS-CoV

 

August 15, 2013 -- More analysis is needed to determine the possible role of animals in the spread of the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations said on Friday.

Coronaviruses typically affect birds and mammals and only a limited number cause more than mild diseases. The MERS-CoV causes acute respiratory illness in humans and it has not been shown to cause disease in animals.

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