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Severe acute respiratory syndrome
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.
Compelling evidence and prudence dictate higher levels of respiratory protection for health workers.
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