Thursday, 28 November 2013

Clustered camel coronavirus cases...

Adding significant weight to the camel-as-vector hypothesis, stories here,  and here are being reported of a collaborative study between the Qatari Supreme Council of Health, the Qatari Ministry of Environment, the Netherlands’ Health Ministry’s National Public Health Institute, the Erasmus Medical College and the World Health Organization (WHO) that have identified 3 camels that are positive for the MERS-CoV.

The camels were part of a a farm herd of 14 asymptotic animals that have been linked to 2 previous MERS-CoV cases in Qatar. 

h/t @Crof, @MERS_inSAUDI, @HelenBranswell