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Evidence for zoonotic origins of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus.
J Gen Virol. 2016 Feb; 97(2):274-280.JG

Abstract

Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) is an emerging infectious disease, caused by Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) and is considered to be a zoonosis. However, the natural reservoirs of MERS-CoV remain obscure, with bats and camels as the most suspected sources. In this article, we review the evidence supporting a bat/camel origin of human MERS-CoV infection and current knowledge on the modes of camel-to-human transmission of MERS-CoV.

Authors+Show Affiliations

School of Public Health, Shandong University, Jinan 250012, Shandong Province, PR China.School of Medicine, Fudan University, Shanghai 200433, PR China. Departments of Pathology and Microbiology and Immunology, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 77555-0609, USA.Center for Biodefense and Emerging Infectious Diseases, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 77555-0609, USA. Departments of Pathology and Microbiology and Immunology, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 77555-0609, USA. School of Public Health, Shandong University, Jinan 250012, Shandong Province, PR China.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

26572912

Citation

Han, Hui-Ju, et al. "Evidence for Zoonotic Origins of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus." The Journal of General Virology, vol. 97, no. 2, 2016, pp. 274-280.
Han HJ, Yu H, Yu XJ. Evidence for zoonotic origins of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus. J Gen Virol. 2016;97(2):274-280.
Han, H. J., Yu, H., & Yu, X. J. (2016). Evidence for zoonotic origins of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus. The Journal of General Virology, 97(2), 274-280. https://doi.org/10.1099/jgv.0.000342
Han HJ, Yu H, Yu XJ. Evidence for Zoonotic Origins of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus. J Gen Virol. 2016;97(2):274-280. PubMed PMID: 26572912.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Evidence for zoonotic origins of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus. AU - Han,Hui-Ju, AU - Yu,Hao, AU - Yu,Xue-Jie, Y1 - 2015/11/13/ PY - 2015/11/18/entrez PY - 2015/11/18/pubmed PY - 2016/6/28/medline SP - 274 EP - 280 JF - The Journal of general virology JO - J Gen Virol VL - 97 IS - 2 N2 - Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) is an emerging infectious disease, caused by Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) and is considered to be a zoonosis. However, the natural reservoirs of MERS-CoV remain obscure, with bats and camels as the most suspected sources. In this article, we review the evidence supporting a bat/camel origin of human MERS-CoV infection and current knowledge on the modes of camel-to-human transmission of MERS-CoV. SN - 1465-2099 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/26572912/Evidence_for_zoonotic_origins_of_Middle_East_respiratory_syndrome_coronavirus_ L2 - http://jgv.microbiologyresearch.org/pubmed/content/journal/jgv/10.1099/jgv.0.000342 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -