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

@article{Chan2015MiddleER,
  title={Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus: another zoonotic betacoronavirus causing SARS-like disease.},
  author={Jasper Fuk‐Woo Chan and Susanna K. P. Lau and Kelvin Kai-Wang To and Vincent Chi-Chung Cheng and Patrick C. Y. Woo and Kwok Yung Yuen},
  journal={Clinical microbiology reviews},
  year={2015},
  volume={28 2},
  pages={
          465-522
        }
}
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; these are phylogenetically closely related to the Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) CoV, which has affected more than 1,000 patients… CONTINUE READING
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