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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Egyptian Camels Carry Deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Virus

Article via Bernama, excerpt :

An outbreak of the Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS-CoV) is a real possibility in Egypt Tuesday now that the virus has been found in camels, the Ministry of Health said.

The virus that has killed scores of people in Saudi Arabia - 93 in the Arabian peninsula, Asia, and Europe - comes from the SARS family, or bird-flu, which devastated poultry farms in Asia ten years ago.

Scientists have so far failed to make a vaccine and had only "hypothesized that the virus might live in camels"."

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