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This thin section transmission electron microscopic (TEM) image revealed ultrastructural morphology exhibited by the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV), which was identified in 2012, as the cause of respiratory illness in people. In this particular image, the virions had infected cells in a Vero cell culture. Investigations are being done to figure out the source of MERS-CoV, and how it spreads.
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Maureen Metcalfe; Azaibi Tamin, Ph.D.
Creation Date:2013
Photo Credit:Maureen Metcalfe; Azaibi Tamin
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