MERS Transmission Path Between Camels and Humans Found

Whilst we’ve know that camels are playing host to the MERS Coronavirus for some time now, a study published recently has shown a probable link between MERS in humans and camels. The research, carried out by┬áNorbert Nowotny and Jolanta Kolodziejek from the Institute of Virology, Vienna, found that infected humans and camels from the same geographical locations play host to …

New Experimental Vaccine Produces Immune Response Against Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV)

April 30, 2014 The University of Maryland School of Medicine (UM SOM) and Novavax, Inc. today announced that an investigational vaccine candidate developed by Novavax against the recently emerged Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) blocked infection in laboratory studies. UM SOM and Novavax also reported that a vaccine candidate against Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (SARS-CoV) developed by Novavax …