Camels May Be A Source Of The Middle East Coronavirus
by MICHAELEEN DOUCLEFF August 09, 2013
Looks like Arabian camels might be hiding more than just fat in those furry humps.
Scientists have found evidence that dromedary camels — the ones with just one hump — may be carriers of the lethal coronavirus in the Middle East, which has infected at least 94 people and killed 46 since first appearing in Saudi Arabia last year.
What’s Middle East Respiratory Syndrome?
People with MERS typically have flu-like symptoms, which can progress into severe pneumonia and then organ failure.
The findings, published Thursday in the journal Lancet Infectious Disease,…
- Camels suspected in deadly MERS virus outbreak (nydailynews.com)
- Signs of MERS coronavirus found in dromedary camels (medicalxpress.com)
- Camels become prime suspects in deadly Saudi virus outbreak (dnaindia.com)
- Camels become prime suspects in deadly MERS virus (worldbulletin.net)
- MERS coronavirus: are camels the carrier? (medicalnewstoday.com)
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