publication . Article . 2017

Serologic Evidence for MERS-CoV Infection in Dromedary Camels, Punjab, Pakistan, 2012–2015

Muhammad Saqib; Andrea Sieberg; Muhammad Hammad Hussain; Muhammad Mansoor; Ali Zohaib; Erik Lattwein; Marcel A. Müller; Christian Drosten; Victor M. Corman;
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  • Published: 01 Mar 2017 Journal: Emerging Infectious Diseases, volume 23, issue 3, pages 550-551 (issn: 1080-6040, eissn: 1080-6059, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Dromedary camels from Africa and Arabia are an established source for zoonotic Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection among humans. In Pakistan, we found specific neutralizing antibodies in samples from 39.5% of 565 dromedaries, documenting significant expansion of the enzootic range of MERS-CoV to Asia.
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Medical Subject Headings: virusesvirus diseasesbiochemical phenomena, metabolism, and nutrition
free text keywords: Middle East respiratory syndrome, MERS-CoV, viruses, coronavirus, animal reservoir, zoonoses, Research Letter, Serologic Evidence for MERS-CoV Infection in Dromedary Camels, Punjab, Pakistan, 2012–2015, antimicrobial resistance, neutralizing antibodies, serology, One Health, livestock, RNA viruses, dromedary, Bactrian, camels, Pakistan, Asia, Africa, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology (medical), Epidemiology, lcsh:Medicine, lcsh:R, lcsh:Infectious and parasitic diseases, lcsh:RC109-216, Biology, Veterinary medicine, Enzootic, Middle East respiratory syndrome, medicine.disease, medicine, Virology, One Health, Coronavirus, medicine.disease_cause, Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus, Coronavirus Infections, Serology
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Platform foR European Preparedness Against (Re-)emerging Epidemics
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 602525
  • Funding stream: FP7 | SP1 | HEALTH
Zoonotic Anticipation and Preparedness Initiative
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 115760
  • Funding stream: FP7 | SP1 | SP1-JTI

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