Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus

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Middle Eastern respiratory syndrome Coronavirus and a review into the possibilities to minimize spread of the virus. Abstract Middle Eastern respiratory syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) is a deadly new Corona designated virus believed to originate on the Arabian Peninsula (Zaki et al 2012). This virus now has verified cases outside of the Arabian Peninsula including Oman, Algeria, Austria, the United States of America, the UK, Bangladesh and Turkey (Abdel-Moneim 2014). The apparent ease with which this virus is transmitted, especially via zoonosis and the possibility of human-human transmission, highlights the need for research into a cure or vaccine for MERS-CoV. This research needs to determine methods through which the human body can maintain or produce antibodies within the blood serum of humans so as to fight off MERS-CoV. Alternately to this, research has been conducted into the origins of MERS-CoV and with the conflicting ideas of human-human transmission it may be more viable to eliminate the virus where the zoonotic transmission is occurring. With the current link between dromedary camels and MERS-CoV cases it is possible to develop procedures and policies which could eliminate the transmission via this means. Further study would most likely be required to develop similar procedures with, what is recognized as the main source of MERS-CoV, bats as these creatures naturally are no longer effected by the virus. The coronavirus itself has key features within its

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