République Tunisienne  
Ministère de l'Agriculture, des Ressources Hydrauliques et de la Pêche

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Geographic Distribution of MERS Coronavirus among Dromedary Camels, Africa> Description

 
Date de publication 2014 

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Geographic Distribution of MERS Coronavirus among Dromedary Camels, Africa
Auteur  Chantal B.E.M. Reusken, Lilia Messadi, Ashenafi Feyisa, Hussaini Ularamu, Gert-Jan Godeke, Agom Danmarwa, Fufa Dawo, Mohamed Jemli, Simenew Melaku, David Shamaki, Yusuf Woma, Yiltawe Wungak, Endrias Zewdu Gebremedhin, Ilse Zutt, Berend-Jan Bosch, Bart L. Haagmans, and Marion P.G. Koopmans
Mots clés Middle East respiratory syndrome, MERS, Coronaviridae, beta-coronavirus, zoonoses, pneumonia, coronavirus infections, disease reservoirs, camels, Africa, Arabian Peninsula, viruses
Résumé We found serologic evidence for the circulation of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus among dromedary camels in Nigeria, Tunisia, and Ethiopia. Circulation of the virus among dromedaries across broad areas of Africa may indicate that this disease is currently underdiagnosed in humans outside the Arabian Peninsula.
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