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China, US scientists trying to develop antibody for MERS

Updated: Jun 17,2015 11:17 AM

Chinese and American scientists have developed a new antibody targeting the MERS virus, which has, to date, killed 19 people and infected over 150 in South Korea.

Shanghai-based Fudan University has been working with the US National Institute of Health to develop an antibody for the virus, and the university announced that tests on animals had seen “very effective” results.