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MERS coronavirus has low pandemic potential, so far

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f4371 (Published 10 July 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f4371

The new coronavirus responsible for recent clusters of Middle Eastern respiratory syndrome (MERS) is unlikely to cause a pandemic, according to a modelling study. In their most pessimistic projection, researchers estimate that each new case will infect 0.69 (95% CI 0.50 …

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