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The story of MERS gets murkier

Date Published: 
Wednesday, March 16, 2016

How scientists are tracing a virus back in time


Researchers thought they had MERS more or less figured out. The consensus view was that the potentially lethal virus, known formally as Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome, had arisen in bats, which passed it to camels, which passed it to humans. Since MERS first emerged in Saudi Arabia in 2012, more than 1,600 people in 26 countries have been infected.... For more information Click Here