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Iran South Med J 2014, 16(6): 486-492 Back to browse issues page
A Review of Novel Coronavirus, cause of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome
Katayoun Vahdat 1, Azam Amini2, Akram Najafi3, Mohammad Javad Haeri‌nejad4
1- Department of Infectious diseases, The Persian Gulf Tropical Medicine research Center, Bushehr University of Medical Sciences, Bushehr,IRAN , k.vahdat@bpums.ac.ir
2- Department of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine, Bushehr University of Medical Sciences, Bushehr, IRAN
3- Department of Infectious diseases, The Persian Gulf Tropical Medicine research Center, Bushehr University of Medical Sciences, Bushehr,IRAN
4- The Persian Gulf Marine Biotechnology Research Center,The Persian Gulf Biomedical Research Center, Bushehr University of Medical Sciences, Bushehr, IRAN
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Abstract Background: Isolation of a novel virus belonging to coronavirdae family in September 2012, from patients in Middle East who had died of an acute respiratory illness & renal failure lead to researches on this new virus. Here, a brief review to summarize the events of scientific findings of this new emerging virus. Material and Methods: This review is based on a comprehensive search of three databases (Pubmed, Embase and Cochrane) and WHO reports. The searched keywords were new coronavirus, Middle East, acute respieratory distress syndrom & Saudi Arabia. Results: Due to novelty of virus only limited papers exist on searched databases, so only 50 papers were identified which after omitting repeated case reports, papers related to SARS and updated WHO reports, 30 papers were finally reviewed. Conclusion: WHO recommendation is evaluation of all patients with acute respiratory illness and history of travel to Saudi Arabia or other countries where this novel virus is epidemic.

Keywords: Acute Respirototy Distress Syndrom - Middle East - New coronavirus- Saudi Arabia.
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Type of Study: Review | Subject: Microbiology and Immunology
Received: 2013/12/18 | Accepted: 2013/12/18 | Published: 2013/12/18
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Vahdat K, Amini A, Najafi A, Haeri‌nejad M J. A Review of Novel Coronavirus, cause of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome. Iran South Med J. 2014; 16 (6) :486-492
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