Qatar health official: MERS vaccine likely by 2017

A vaccine against Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) could be available by the end of next year, a senior Qatar health official has reportedly said.

Several pharmaceutical companies are currently working with the World Health Organization (WHO) on this, Dr. Mohamed Mohamed Al-Hajri, director of emergency preparedness and response at the Ministry of Public Health, told local media yesterday.

Please read our Comments Policy before joining the discussion. By commenting, you agree to abide by it.

Some comments may not be automatically published. This is not action taken by us, but instead, depending on whether or not you have verified your email address, or if your post triggers automatic flags.