Category Archives: MERS-CoV

First-ever autopsy of patient with MERS provides unprecedented clinical insights.

The MERS coronavirus (MERS-CoV) was first isolated from the sputum of a patient who died of respiratory and renal failure in Saudi Arabia in 2012.  Since then, more than three-quarters of MERS cases have originated in Saudi Arabia, including an outbreak of 515 cases in the spring of 2014, with the syndrome also being reported in 26 countries including the

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