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Severe acute respiratory syndrome
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.
Scientists find that the timing and intensity of MERS virus shedding is similar to SARS.
Lin XD, Wang W, Hao ZY, et al. Extensive diversity of coronaviruses in bats from China. Virology 2017 (published online Apr 3)
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