Evidence for zoonotic origins of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus

Hui Ju Han, Hao Yu, Xue Jie Yu

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Abstract

Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) is an emerging infectious disease, caused by Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) and is considered to be a zoonosis. However, the natural reservoirs of MERS-CoV remain obscure, with bats and camels as the most suspected sources. In this article, we review the evidence supporting a bat/camel origin of human MERS-CoV infection and current knowledge on the modes of camel-to-human transmission of MERS-CoV.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)274-280
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of General Virology
Volume97
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2016

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Evidence for zoonotic origins of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus. / Han, Hui Ju; Yu, Hao; Yu, Xue Jie.

In: Journal of General Virology, Vol. 97, No. 2, 01.02.2016, p. 274-280.

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Han, Hui Ju ; Yu, Hao ; Yu, Xue Jie. / Evidence for zoonotic origins of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus. In: Journal of General Virology. 2016 ; Vol. 97, No. 2. pp. 274-280.
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