‫اMiddle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus: current knowledge and future considerations‫

M. Malik, A. A. Elkholy, Wasiq Mehmood Khan, S. Hassounah, A. Abubakar, N. Tran Minh, P. Mala

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Abstract

A literature review of publically available information was undertaken to summarize current understanding and gaps in knowledge about Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV), including its origin, transmission, effective control measures and management. Major databases were searched and relevant published papers and reports during 2012–2015 were reviewed. Of the 2520 publications initially retrieved, 164 were deemed relevant. The collected results suggest that much remains to be discovered about MERS-CoV. Improved surveillance, epidemiological research and development of new therapies and vaccines are important, and the momentum of recent gains in terms of better understanding of disease patterns should be maintained to enable the global community to answer the remaining questions about this disease.
Original languageEnglish
Specialist publicationEastern Mediterranean Health Journal
Publication statusPublished - 2 Oct 2016

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