|Camels have been shown to carry the MERS virus|
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- MERS has sickened at least 94 people worldwide and claimed 46 lives.
According to this BBC report, infected camels may be capable of passing the virus to humans. Blood samples were taken from livestock worldwide. Antibodies to the virus were discovered in camels from Oman and Spain, suggesting the virus has become widespread in that region. Antibodies were not found in sheep, goats, cattle or other animals.
Originally published in Bits-n-Bytes:Technology Made Simple