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Severe acute respiratory syndrome
The panel's concern was fueled by the threat of an airborne virus spread more easily than Ebola.
Scientists find that the timing and intensity of MERS virus shedding is similar to SARS.
Several factors contributed, the WHO says, while experts call for case-control studies.
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