Category Archives: Middle East Respiratory Syndrome

New synthetic-DNA vaccine protects against MERS in simian model.


MERS is caused by an emerging human coronavirus, which is distinct from the SARS coronavirus.  Since its identification in 2012, MERS has been linked to over 1,300 infections and close to 400 deaths. It has occurred in the Arabian Peninsula, Europe, and in the U.S.  The recent 2015 outbreak in South Korea was of great concern as the infection spread

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