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Human intestinal tract serves as an alternative infection route for Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus

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Science Advances  15 Nov 2017:
Vol. 3, no. 11, eaao4966
DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aao4966

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vol. 3 no. 11

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  • Received for publication July 27, 2017
  • Accepted for publication October 20, 2017
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  1. Jie Zhou1,2,3,*,
  2. Cun Li2,*,
  3. Guangyu Zhao4,*,
  4. Hin Chu1,2,3,
  5. Dong Wang2,
  6. Helen Hoi-Ning Yan5,
  7. Vincent Kwok-Man Poon2,
  8. Lei Wen2,
  9. Bosco Ho-Yin Wong2,
  10. Xiaoyu Zhao2,
  11. Man Chun Chiu2,
  12. Dong Yang2,
  13. Yixin Wang2,
  14. Rex K. H. Au-Yeung5,
  15. Ivy Hau-Yee Chan6,
  16. Shihui Sun4,
  17. Jasper Fuk-Woo Chan1,2,3,7,8,
  18. Kelvin Kai-Wang To1,2,3,7,8,
  19. Ziad A. Memish9,10,
  20. Victor M. Corman11,12,
  21. Christian Drosten11,12,
  22. Ivan Fan-Ngai Hung13,
  23. Yusen Zhou4,,
  24. Suet Yi Leung5 and
  25. Kwok-Yung Yuen1,2,3,7,8,,
  1. 1State Key Laboratory of Emerging Infectious Diseases, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China.
  2. 2Department of Microbiology, University of Hong Kong, Queen Mary Hospital, Pokfulam, Hong Kong, China.
  3. 3Research Centre of Infection and Immunology, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China.
  4. 4State Key Laboratory of Pathogen and Biosecurity, Beijing Institute of Microbiology and Epidemiology, Beijing, China.
  5. 5Department of Pathology, University of Hong Kong, Queen Mary Hospital, Pokfulam, Hong Kong, China.
  6. 6Department of Surgery, Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong, China.
  7. 7Carol Yu Centre for Infection, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China.
  8. 8Collaborative Innovation Center for Diagnosis and Treatment of Infectious Diseases, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China.
  9. 9Ministry of Health and College of Medicine, Alfaisal University, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
  10. 10Hubert Department of Global Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA.
  11. 11Institute of Virology, Charité–Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Berlin, Germany.
  12. 12German Centre for Infection Research (DZIF), Berlin, Germany.
  13. 13Department of Medicine, University of Hong Kong, Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong, China.
  1. Corresponding author. Email: kyyuen{at}hku.hk
    • * These authors contributed equally to this work.

    • These authors contributed equally to this work.

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