Wednesday, 14 January 2015

MERS-CoV snapdate...

MERS-CoV detections by month and year

As can be seen from the graph below, the peaks of MERS-CoV detection have been driven by humans and their infection prevention and control issues - but what maintains the virus in between those lapses? 


It seems clear that MERS-CoV is entrenched among camels in the Middle East and Africa but how is it getting to humans, and how is it dong that in such small numbers over such a wide area? These have been questions for 148 weeks. 

It's a good thing this infection transmits so poorly between humans.

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