Vaccine works on mice: Academia Sinica
By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A team comprising specialists from the Academia Sinica, National Taiwan University and the University of Texas Medical Branch may have found a vaccine for the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV), reports said Tuesday (May 14).
The virus first emerged in Saudi Arabia in 2012, and has since expanded to affect 2,000 patients in 27 countries, with a mortality rate averaging 34 percent, as no vaccine has yet been developed. [FULL STORY]