Evidence for zoonotic origins of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus.

Abstract

Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) is an emerging infectious disease, caused by Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) and is considered to be a zoonosis. However, the natural reservoirs of MERS-CoV remain obscure, with bats and camels as the most suspected sources. In this article, we review the evidence supporting a bat/camel origin… (More)
DOI: 10.1099/jgv.0.000342

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