Category Archives: Passive immunization

Using camel antibodies to protect humans from MERS, POC study successful.


Antibodies from dromedary camels protected uninfected mice from Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), and helped infected mice expunge the disease, according to an opensource study in the Journal of Virology. MERS, which emerged in humans last year in the Saudi Arabian peninsula, causes severe respiratory disease, with a high mortality rate of 35-40 percent. No specific therapy is currently available. 

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