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the middle east respiratory syndrome coronavirus (mers-cov) does not replicate in syrian hamsters.in 2012 a novel coronavirus, mers-cov, associated with severe respiratory disease emerged in the arabian peninsula. to date, 55 human cases have been reported, including 31 fatal cases. several of the cases were likely a result of human-to-human transmission. the emergence of this novel coronavirus prompts the need for a small animal model to study the pathogenesis of this virus and to test the efficacy of potential intervention strategies. in this study we explored the use of syrian hamsters as ...201323844250
animal models of middle east respiratory syndrome coronavirus infection.the emergence of the middle east respiratory syndrome coronavirus (mers-cov) in 2012 marked the second time that a new, highly pathogenic coronavirus has emerged in the human population in the 21st century. in this review, we discuss the current state of knowledge of animal models of mers-cov infection. commonly used laboratory animal species such as syrian hamsters, mice and ferrets are not susceptible to mers-cov, due to differences in the mers-cov receptor dipeptidyl peptidase 4 (dpp4). the i ...201526192750
[advances in the animal models of mers-cov].the middle east respiratory syndrome coronavirus (mers-cov) was first isolated in 2012 from patients that died from severe pneumonia. it was another coronavirus which resulted in severe infection of humans, apart from the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus. the development of an appropriate animal model is necessary to study the pathogenesis and to evaluate the intervening measures against mers-cov infection. to date, several small animals(e.g., mice, syrian hamsters, and ferrets) hav ...201629963837
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