MERS Virus Detected In The Air In A Saudi Arabia Camel Barn

July 22, 2014 12:15 PM

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MERS Virus Detected In The Air In A Saudi Arabia Camel Barn

Scientists in Saudi Arabia have found evidence of an airborne version of the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, or MERS, virus, in a barn that housed infected camels.

The virus found in the camel barn is believed to have claimed the life of the owner, and the latest finding suggests that the virus could now be transmitted through the air, Reuters reported. Having infected about 850 people in the last two years, of which 27 have died from the infection, MERS is a ...

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