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dromedary

see camelusdromedarius.
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The researchers tested a range of domestic animals for viral antibodies, including the two-humped Bactrian camel, but found positive results only in dromedary camels.
Our results confirm previous reports documenting wide circulation of MERS-CoV in dromedary camel populations in the Middle East.
Young, immunologically naive animals may thus facilitate virus amplification in dromedary camel populations.
Although bats are believed to carry different CoV ancestors, antibody reactivity against MERS-CoV has been found in serum from dromedary camels from countries within the Arabian Peninsula (4- 7), Egypt (8), and the Canary Islands (4).
The predominant detection of MERS-CoV by quantitative PCR in nasal swab samples suggests the virus causes upper respiratory tract infection in dromedary camels (3).
We detected HEV in fecal samples from dromedary camels in the Middle East.
Serologic studies of domestic livestock in Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, and Egypt have found high seroprevalance to a MERS-like CoV in dromedary camels but not in other domestic animals (7-11).
CAMEL FACTS LIFE EXPECTANCY: Between 40 and 50 years HEIGHT: Between 6ft and 7ft SPEED: Up to 40mph in short bursts WEIGHT: Bactrian up to 160st (1,000 kg), dromedaries up to 95st (600kg) HUMPS: Dromedary camels have one hump, Bactrian camels have two humps COLLECTIVE NOUN: Train
Studies have linked the outbreak to dromedary camels, but the UN Food and Agriculture Organization said more scientific work was needed to understand how exactly the virus spreads.
Yet antibodies specific to MERS were found in all 50 serum samples taken from dromedary camels in Oman.
VICUNAS, like llamas and alpacas, are New World camelid, originally coming from South America but related to the bactrian and dromedary camels.