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    [Source: The Lancet Infectious Diseases, full page: (LINK). Extract.]

    The Lancet Infectious Diseases, Early Online Publication, 26 July 2013

    Copyright ? 2013 Elsevier Ltd All rights reserved.

    Is MERS another SARS?

    Original Text

    Christian Drosten a

    In September, 2012, two fatal cases of a novel coronavirus (CoV) infection were reported: a Saudi patient who was diagnosed in Saudi Arabia, and a Qatari patient who was diagnosed in the UK. Symptoms of this transmissible respiratory disease?known as Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS)?are severe. In The Lancet Infectious Diseases , Abdullah Assiri and colleagues provide a clinical synopsis of 47 cases of MERS-CoV infection identified between September, 2012, and June, 2013, in Saudi Arabia. ...



    a Institute of Virology, University of Bonn Medical Centre, Bonn, Germany