Air Samples in Saudi Suggest MERS Virus Might Have Gone Airborne

July 22, 2014 11:35 AM

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Air Samples in Saudi Suggest MERS Virus Might Have Gone Airborne

A shocking discovery has been made by the scientist of Saudi Arabia; they have found gene fragments of the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) virus in air from a barn housing an infected camel and say this suggests the disease may be transmitted through the air.

MERS is one of a kind respiratory illness caused by the coronavirus (CoV) and has infected at least 850 people since it first emerged two years ago and killed at least 327 of them. A spread in the Middle East would mean that soon there might be outbreaks of this illness in the rest of the world as w...

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