Microbes Infect. 2013 Jun 18. pii: S1286-4579(13)00118-4. doi: 10.1016/j.micinf.2013.06.003. [Epub ahead of print]-
Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV): Challenges in Identifying Its Source and Controlling Its Spread.
Lu L, Liu Q, Du L, Jiang S.
Source: Key Laboratory of Medical Molecular Virology of Ministries of Education and Health, Shanghai Medical College and Institute of Medical Microbiology, Fudan University, Shanghai, China.
Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV), a novel human coronavirus that caused outbreaks of a SARS-like illness in the Middle East, is now considered a threat to global public health. This review discusses the challenges in identifying the source of this fatal virus and developing effective and safe anti-MERS-CoV vaccines and therapeutics in order to control its spread and to combat any future pandemic.
Copyright © 2013. Published by Elsevier Masson SAS.
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