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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.
More MERS patients had preexisting health problems and were much more likely to die.
The OIE says there is little evidence of a link between camels and MERS-CoV cases.
Recent MERS cases have featured less severe symptoms, younger patients, and more females.
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