Scientists Identify MERS Antibodies That Could Lead To Treatments

Media sources report on a new discovery that could lead to treatments for the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) virus.

Reuters: Scientists find MERS virus antibodies that may lead to treatments
“Scientists have found natural human antibodies to the newly emerging Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) virus and say their discovery marks a step towards developing treatments for the often fatal disease…” (Kelland, 4/29).

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute: Scientists identify antibodies against deadly emerging respiratory disease
“…Currently there is no vaccine or antiviral treatment for MERS, a severe respiratory disease with a mortality rate of more than 40 percent that was first reported in Saudi Arabia in 2012…” (4/28).

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