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Global Health Leaders Meet To Determine MERS-CoV Research Priorities, Future Steps

WHO: Countries agree next steps to combat global health threat by MERS-CoV
“Critical next steps to accelerate the response to the global public health threat posed by Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) have been agreed by representatives from the Ministries of Health and Ministries of Agriculture of affected and at-risk countries, and experts. … At a meeting hosted by the World Health Organization (WHO), the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), and the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) in Geneva this week, more than 130 experts from 33 countries, organizations, and research institutions met to share what is known about the virus, identify priority research needs, improve cross-collaboration between animal and human health sectors, and agree on a plan to address crucial gaps…” (9/27).

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