Vaccine Necessary To Prevent Another MERS Outbreak
IRIN: MERS’s best friend is ignorance, so it’s time to wise up
Helen Branswell, medical reporter for the Canadian Press
“…The [MERS] disease and death toll …, the social and economic disruption as well as the fear and political strife South Korea is experiencing will likely ratchet up the pressure on the source countries — and the World Health Organization — to come up with more answers about MERS as well as strategies for limiting its damage. … While MERS is believed to have originated in bats, camels are now known to play a role in its spread. … Without a camel vaccine, South Korea’s experience will be repeated. And next time the virus may turn up somewhere without the system capacity and economic resources to respond effectively” (6/16).
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