Egypt MERS Recombinant Raises Surveillance Concerns

Saturday, September 21, 2013
By Paul Martin

Recombinomics.com
September 19, 2013

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Ministry of Health (KSA-MoH) has recently released 45 MERS-CoV sequences. Most were from patients in the Al Hasa outbreak (7 full sequences and 32 partial sequences from 9 additional patients), which were virtually identical to the earlier four sequences from Al Hasa. Moreover, two of the recent sequences from other locations (Riyadh_2_2012 and Buraidah_1_2013) were also related to the Al Hasa sequences.

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