MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome) (cont.)

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Is there a vaccine for MERS-CoV?

Development of a vaccine remains in clinical trial stages. No vaccine is commercially available at the time of writing.

Where can people get more information about MERS-CoV?

Information on MERS-CoV may be obtained from the CDC at http://www.cdc.gov/
coronavirus/mers/faq.html
or the World Health Organization at http://www.who.int/csr/disease/
coronavirus_infections/en/index.html
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Medically reviewed by Robert Cox, MD; American Board of Internal Medicine with subspecialty in Infectious Disease

REFERENCES:

Switzerland. World Health Organization. "Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV): Summary of Current Situation, Literature Update and Risk Assessment -- as of 5 February 2015.” Feb. 5, 2015. <http://www.who.int/csr/disease/coronavirus_infections/
en/index.html>.

Switzerland. World Health Organization. "Update on MERS-CoV Transmission From Animals to Humans, and Interim Recommendations for At-Risk Groups." June 13, 2014. <http://www.who.int/csr/disease/coronavirus_infections/MERS_CoV_RA_20140613.pdf?ua=1>.

United States. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS)." July 22, 2013. <http://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/mers/faq.html>.

United States. U.S. Food and Drug Administration. "Emergency Preparedness and Response." Sept. 26, 2013. <http://www.fda.gov/EmergencyPreparedness/Counterterrorism/ucm182568.htm>.

United States. U.S. Food and Drug Administration. "Novel Coronavirus 2012 Real-Time RT-PCR Assay." June 3, 2013. <http://www.fda.gov/downloads/MedicalDevices/Safety/EmergencySituations/UCM355572.pdf>.


Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/13/2015

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