Dromedary camels and the transmission of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV)

Hemida Maged G., Elmoslemany A., Al-Hizab F., Alnaeem A., Almathen Faisal, Faye Bernard, Chu Daniel K.W., Perera Ranawaka A.P.M., Peiris Malik. 2017. Dromedary camels and the transmission of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV). Transboundary and Emerging Diseases, 64 (2) : pp. 344-353.

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Quartile : Outlier, Sujet : VETERINARY SCIENCES / Quartile : Q2, Sujet : INFECTIOUS DISEASES

Abstract : Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) is an existential threat to global public health. The virus has been repeatedly detected in dromedary camels (Camelus dromedarius). Adult animals in many countries in the Middle East as well as in North and East Africa showed high (>90%) seroprevalence to the virus. Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus isolated from dromedaries is genetically and phenotypically similar to viruses from humans. We summarize current understanding of the ecology of MERS-CoV in animals and transmission at the animal–human interface. We review aspects of husbandry, animal movements and trade and the use and consumption of camel dairy and meat products in the Middle East that may be relevant to the epidemiology of MERS. We also highlight the gaps in understanding the transmission of this virus in animals and from animals to humans. (Résumé d'auteur)

Mots-clés Agrovoc : Coronavirinae, Maladie respiratoire, Transmission des maladies, zoonose, Maladie de l'homme, Dromadaire, Épidémiologie, Sérologie, Facteur de risque, Analyse du risque, Migration animale

Mots-clés géographiques Agrovoc : États du Golfe, Yémen, Afrique orientale, Moyen Orient

Mots-clés complémentaires : Camelus dromedarius

Mots-clés libres : MERS CoV, Camel, Transmission, Zoonosis

Classification Agris : L73 - Animal diseases
000 - Other themes

Champ stratégique Cirad : Axe 4 (2014-2018) - Santé des animaux et des plantes

Auteurs et affiliations

  • Hemida Maged G., King Faisal University (SAU) - auteur correspondant
  • Elmoslemany A., King Faisal University (SAU)
  • Al-Hizab F., King Faisal University (SAU)
  • Alnaeem A., King Faisal University (SAU)
  • Almathen Faisal, King Faisal University (SAU)
  • Faye Bernard, CIRAD-ES-UMR SELMET (FRA)
  • Chu Daniel K.W., University of Hong Kong (CHN)
  • Perera Ranawaka A.P.M., University of Hong Kong (CHN)
  • Peiris Malik, University of Hong Kong (CHN)

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