Taiwan-U.S. team close to finding vaccine for Middle Eastern MERS virus

Vaccine works on mice: Academia Sinica

Taiwan News
Date: 2019/05/14
By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

A Taiwan-U.S. team is on the way to developing a vaccine for MERS. (By Central News Agency)

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]

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