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Camels tested as sources for MERS

Jun 05, 2014, 4:06 PM EDT
FAYEZ NURELDINE/AFP/Getty Images
FAYEZ NURELDINE/AFP/Getty Images

The Middle East Respiratory Syndrome has long been suspected of passing between camels and humans. Originating in Saudi Arabia, the country recently revealed that many more of its MERS victims had died than originally published. The virus has spread to the U.S.

Background:

Saudi Arabia To Test Camels And Livestock For MERS [NPR]

DNA Test Indicates Camel-to-Human Transmission of MERS [New York Times]

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