Dromedarissen in woestijn

Researchers searching for signs of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) in different livestock animals have found antibodies specific to the new virus in dromedary camels. This suggests that these animals have encountered MERS-CoV, or a closely related virus, and may be one reservoir of the virus that is causing MERS in humans. The results of this study, led by RIVMNational Institute for Public Health and the Environment -researchers, are published today in The Lancet Infectious Diseases.