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May 14, 2014

MERS: Getting a Handle on a Serious Zoonotic Coronavirus Infection

As a deadly virus reaches American shores, researchers seek to find out where it came from and how to stop it.

MERS: Getting a Handle on a Serious Zoonotic Coronavirus Infection

Coronaviruses are single-stranded RNA viruses that contain the largest known RNA genomes. [© fotoliaxrender - Fotolia.com]

A news story on Monday reported that a second patient has been admitted to an American hospital suffering from the MERS virus The Saudi Arabian man is being treated in Orlando, Florida, while another MERS patient, an American who showed symptoms earlier this month, is in a hospital in Indiana...

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