MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome) (cont.)

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Is there a vaccine for MERS-CoV?

A vaccine company, Novavax, announced they have produced a vaccine against MERS-CoV in June 2013. However, the vaccine is not yet approved by the FDA and is not yet commercially available.

Where can people get more information about MERS-CoV?

Information on MERS-CoV may be obtained from the CDC at http://www.cdc.gov/features/
novelcoronavirus/
or the World Health Organization at http://www.who.int/csr/disease/
coronavirus_infections/en/index.html
.

REFERENCES:

Switzerland. World Health Organization. "Coronavirus Infections." http://www.who.int/csr/disease/coronavirus_infections/
en/index.html>.

Switzerland. World Health Organization. "WHO Statement on the Second Meeting of the IHR Emergency Committee Concerning MERS-CoV." July 17, 2013. <http://www.who.int/mediacentre/news/statements/2013/mers_cov_20130717/en/index.html>.

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

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>.

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


Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/10/2013

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