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  • Stefania Stanie
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    Is that true that MERS Coronavirus has been eradicated and that there is not anymore this virus active in the world?

    MP Raadsen
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    Hi Stefania,
    No, this is actually not true, there are still a few new cases of human MERS infection in the Middle East every month. However, the virus does not seem to spread very easily from one person to the other, and so these “mini” outbreaks never become epidemics. Countries where MERS still exists, such as Saudi Arabia, can now detect the virus more easily and isolate people who have been infected more quickly. This is probably the reason why we haven’t seen any large outbreaks for the last few years.
    However, the virus still exists in both camels and humans and this could still be a big problem in the future if it adapts and becomes more infectious for human beings.

    Hope this answers you question.

    Cheers,

    Matthijs

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