MERS could Potentially be Airborne, Study Finds

July 22, 2014 3:25 PM

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The team found genetic fragments of the coronavirus in the air of the barn that were matched to the fragments found in the infected camel and the deceased owner.

According to a new study, researchers identified genetic fragments of the Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) in the air of a barn where an infected camel was living. The researchers stated that MERS, which is a viral illness caused by a coronavirus, has the potential of becoming airborne.

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