Middle East respiratory syndrome-related coronavirus

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Middle East respiratory syndrome-related coronavirus: Species of virus
Middle East respiratory syndrome related coronavirus (MERS-CoV), or EMC/2012 (HCoV-EMC/2012), is a species of coronavirus which infects humans, bats, and camels. The infecting virus is an enveloped, positive-sense, single-stranded RNA virus which enters its host cell by binding to the DPP4 receptor. The species is a member of the genus Betacoronavirus and subgenus Merbecovirus.


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