Severe acute respiratory syndrome vs. the Middle East respiratory syndrome.

  title={Severe acute respiratory syndrome vs. the Middle East respiratory syndrome.},
  author={David S. C. Hui and Ziad Ahmed Memish and Alimuddin I. Zumla},
  journal={Current opinion in pulmonary medicine},
  volume={20 3},
PURPOSE OF REVIEW This review compares the clinical features, laboratory aspects and treatment options of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and the Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS). RECENT FINDINGS Bats are the natural reservoirs of SARS-like coronaviruses (CoVs) and are likely the reservoir of MERS coronavirus (MERS-CoV). Although a small number of camels have been found to have positive nasal swabs by real-time polymerase chain reaction and to carry antibody against MERS-CoV… CONTINUE READING
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