Laboratory testing for middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus: interim guidance (revised), January 2018
World Health Organization. (2018). Laboratory testing for middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus: interim guidance (revised), January 2018. World Health Organization. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/259952. License: CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 IGO
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