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17 Dec 2013

Identification of MERS-CoV in dromedary camels (The Lancet Infect Dis., edited)

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

The Lancet Infectious Diseases, Early Online Publication, 17 December 2013


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Identification of MERS-CoV in dromedary camels

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Neil M Ferguson a, Maria D Van Kerkhove a


One health—an initiative designed to integrate human and veterinary health—received a boost in The Lancet Infectious Diseases . A multidisciplinary team of scientists from the Netherlands, Qatar, and the UK report the first definitive isolation of the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) in a non-human animal species, dromedary camels. Phylogenetic analysis of the 4·2 kb partial viral sequence obtained from one animal show the virus to be almost identical to isolates obtained fr ...


a Medical Research Council Centre for Outbreak Analysis and Modelling, Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Imperial College London, Norfolk Place, London W2 1PG, UK