Isolation of MERS coronavirus from dromedary camel, Qatar, 2014
Emerging Infectious Diseases - (Open Access) , Volume 20 - Issue 8 p. 1339- 1342
We obtained the full genome of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) from a camel in Qatar. This virus is highly similar to the human England/ Qatar 1 virus isolated in 2012. The MERS-CoV from the camel efficiently replicated in human cells, providing further evidence for the zoonotic potential of MERS-CoV from camels.