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Severe acute respiratory syndrome
Several factors contributed, the WHO says, while experts call for case-control studies.
Compelling evidence and prudence dictate higher levels of respiratory protection for health workers.
The findings support the hypothesis that the SARS virus originated in bats.
Researchers find evidence that camels have been exposed to MERS-CoV or a close relative.
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