Reported Direct and Indirect Contact with Dromedary Camels among Laboratory-Confirmed MERS-CoV Cases

There is now strong consensus that dromedary camels are the main source of transmission of MERS-CoV to humans. Despite MERS-CoV causing little to no disease in dromedaries, MERS-CoV can circulate within and between dromedary herds, and from dromedaries to humans.

Clinical management of respiratory syndrome in patients hospitalized for suspected Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus infection in the Paris area from 2013 to 2016

Researchers studied the characteristics and outcome of patients hospitalized for suspected MERS-CoV infection in the isolation wards of two referral infectious disease departments in the Paris area between January 2013 and December 2016.

Home care for patients with Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (‎MERS-CoV)‎ infection presenting with mild symptoms and management of contacts: interim guidance

The World Health Organization (WHO) has developed this rapid advice note to meet the urgent need for recommendations on the safe home care for patients with Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection presenting with mild symptoms and public health measures related to management of asymptomatic contacts.

Mers breakthrough as University of Hong Kong researchers find combination of two drugs – cyclosporine and interferon – stops virus from spreading

Research showed that “a combination of two currently licensed agents was able to significantly inhibit virus replication and tissue damage by the MERS coronavirus in human bronchus and lung."

Multi-hospital outbreak of a Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus deletion variant, Jordan: A molecular, serologic, and epidemiologic investigation

A 2015 outbreak of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) in Jordan involved a variant virus that acquired distinctive deletions in the accessory open reading frames.