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Can MERS be prevented?

Steps you can take to prevent infection with the MERS virus are similar to those of other viral diseases transmitted by sneezing and coughing. In addition, MERS appears to pass from infected animals to humans. As the virus has been identified in camels, avoiding contact with camels and camel products (untreated milk, urine, uncooked camel meat) may help prevent infection. There is currently no vaccine for MERS.

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Author: Dr Idan Ben-Barak PhD, MSc, BSc (Med)
First answered: 28 Oct 2014
Last reviewed: 14 May 2019
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Category: SARS

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