MERS, SARS and other coronaviruses as causes of pneumonia

Yudong Yin, Richard G. Wunderink*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Human coronaviruses (HCoVs) have been considered to be relatively harmless respiratory pathogens in the past. However, after the outbreak of the severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and emergence of the Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS), HCoVs have received worldwide attention as important pathogens in respiratory tract infection. This review focuses on the epidemiology, pathogenesis and clinical characteristics among SARS-coronaviruses (CoV), MERS-CoV and other HCoV infections.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)130-137
Number of pages8
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1 2018


  • Middle East respiratory syndrome
  • human coronaviruses
  • pneumonia
  • severe acute respiratory syndrome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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