Coronavirus Infections: a Threat to Humanity from the Middle East Caused by MERS-CoV?

O.K. Duda, L.P. Kotsiubailo

Abstract


This article describes epidemic situation in terms of diseases caused by coronaviruses, pathogenic for humans. Clinical features and principles of laboratory diagnostics of coronaviruses are presented. Epidemiological situation in the world in terms of Middle East respiratory syndrome caused by MERS-CoV, which forced the professionals to significantly increase the levels of epidemiological risk of coronaviruses, is analyzed.


Keywords


coronavirus infections; Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS-CoV); SARS-CoV; diagnosis

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.22141/2312-413x.3.08.2015.78694

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