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Severe acute respiratory syndrome
Other high-priority diseases include West Nile, plague, rabies, and brucellosis.
The virus killed nearly 25,000 piglets at 4 farms in Guangdong province in 2016 and 2017.
New viruses had all the building blocks of the human virus, and lab exeriments found that some are equipped with the same capacity to enter human cells.
Genetic analysis of a virus from Uganda revealed that it is 87% identical to MERS-CoV.
The panel's concern was fueled by the threat of an airborne virus spread more easily than Ebola.
Joo H, Henry RE, Lee YK, et al. The effects of past SARS experience and proximity on declines in numbers of travelers to the Republic of Korea during the 2015 MERS outbreak: a retrospective study. Travel Med Infect Dis 2019 (published online May 15)
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