Thursday, November 28, 2013

Dr. Mackay On MERS Cluster In Camels

 

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While I’ve been occupied trying to determine if one can put their Thanksgiving dinner in a blender and then drink it through a straw (I’m 36 hours post-wisdom teeth extraction),  Dr Ian Mackay has doing something considerably more productive.  He’s been hot on the story of Qatari camels testing positive for the MERS virus.

 

Ian has two blogs, which I’ve linked to in reverse order. In addition to Ian’s insights you’ll find comments by both Marion Koopmans, DVM, PhD, head of virology at the Laboratory for Infectious Diseases at the RIVM in the Netherland and Prof Andrew Rambaut, of the Institute of Evolutionary Biology, University of Edinburgh.

Highly recommended.

 

Clustered camel coronavirus cases...

and

Dutch researchers in collaboration with Qatar are at work sequencing MERS-CoV from camels...

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