Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus: another zoonotic betacoronavirus causing SARS-like disease.

Abstract

The source of the severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) epidemic was traced to wildlife market civets and ultimately to bats. Subsequent hunting for novel coronaviruses (CoVs) led to the discovery of two additional human and over 40 animal CoVs, including the prototype lineage C betacoronaviruses, Tylonycteris bat CoV HKU4 and Pipistrellus bat CoV HKU5… (More)
DOI: 10.1128/CMR.00102-14

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