Calling for rapid development of a safe and effective MERS vaccine

Peter J. Hotez, Maria Elena Bottazzi, Chien Te K. Tseng, Bin Zhan, Sara Lustigman, Lanying Du, Shibo Jiang

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The geographic spread and rapid increase in the cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) caused by a novel coronavirus (MERS-CoV) during the past two months have raised concern about its pandemic potential. Here we call for the rapid development of an effective and safe MERS vaccine to control the spread of MERS-CoV.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)529-531
Number of pages3
JournalMicrobes and Infection
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 2014


  • Coronavirus
  • MERS-CoV
  • Receptor
  • Receptor-binding domain
  • Vaccine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology
  • Immunology
  • Infectious Diseases


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