Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Nature: Receptor for new coronavirus found

13 March 2013
Decan Butler


From a public-health standpoint, it will be important to learn whether human cases of hCoV-EMC — so far largely centred on the Middle East — are caused by occasional jumps from animal reservoirs, or whether the virus has adapted and is now a distinct human virus spreading between people. The answer could dictate whether control measures should focus on human-to-human transmission or on transmission from livestock.

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