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Pilgrimage And Pipeline: MERS Prospects

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Executive Summary

The renewed break-out of a frighteningly deadly virus with no known cure or vaccine in a region that will shortly host a couple of million international pilgrims has prompted a rash of recent headlines linking Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), the SARS-like coronavirus that first emerged in Saudi Arabia in 2012, and the annual Hajj to Mecca.



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