Why MERS Isn’t SARS: Study Highlights Key Differences Between The Two Virus Outbreaks

Latest research reveals important differences in how the new MERS coronavirus and the SARS virus from 2003 afflict patients.

Eric K. Noji, M.D.‘s insight:

While the new Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) virus is related to severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), this current outbreak is barely a shadow of the one that rocked the world from late 2002 to spring 2004. Published today in the journal Lancet Infectious Diseases, the clinical details of a man who died in Munich after contracting MERS could help explain why.

See on www.medicaldaily.com


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