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
or the World Health Organization at

Medically reviewed by Robert Cox, MD; American Board of Internal Medicine with subspecialty in Infectious Disease


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. <

Switzerland. World Health Organization. "Update on MERS-CoV Transmission From Animals to Humans, and Interim Recommendations for At-Risk Groups." June 13, 2014. <>.

United States. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS)." July 22, 2013. <>.

United States. U.S. Food and Drug Administration. "Emergency Preparedness and Response." Sept. 26, 2013. <>.

United States. U.S. Food and Drug Administration. "Novel Coronavirus 2012 Real-Time RT-PCR Assay." June 3, 2013. <>.

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