Study: MERS virus unlikely to be passed within household

08/29/2014 | HealthDay News

A study in the New England Journal of Medicine found that Middle East respiratory syndrome virus, which has infected around 837 individuals and killed at least 291, is unlikely to be passed among family members or to others in the household. Researchers examined data related to 26 people with MERS and found that 12 people out of 280 household contacts came down with the virus.

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