Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus and Human-Camel Relationships in Qatar

—By Sarah Cabalion, Elmoubasher Abu Baker Abd Farag, Omer Abdelahdi, Hamad Al-Romaihi, Frédéric Keck
AbstractThis article investigates camel raising as a possible cause of transmission of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) on the Arabian Peninsula. Drawing on collective research among camel workers in Qatar, it shows the difficulties of asking questions about camel raising in the context of a potential zoonosis, given the secretive nature of herding practices and the va…

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