Isolation of MERS coronavirus from a dromedary camel, Qatar, 2014.Emerg Infect Dis. 2014 Aug; 20(8):1339-42.EI
We obtained the full genome of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) from a camel in Qatar. This virus is highly similar to the human England/Qatar 1 virus isolated in 2012. The MERS-CoV from the camel efficiently replicated in human cells, providing further evidence for the zoonotic potential of MERS-CoV from camels.