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
or the World Health Organization at


Switzerland. World Health Organization. "Coronavirus Infections."

Switzerland. World Health Organization. "WHO Statement on the Second Meeting of the IHR Emergency Committee Concerning MERS-CoV." July 17, 2013. <>.

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

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

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

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/10/2013

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