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Their analysis of 55 cases of Middle East respiratory-syndrome coronavirus, published in the Lancet, indicated the virus struggled to spread in people.
But the virus may be mutating, which means it could become a much greater threat.
Originally posted by butcherguy
You never really know.
But I am not going to worry too much about it. Most all living things are affected by viruses, but it is a very rare one that causes extinction of a species. It is a disadvantage for the virus, in evolutionary terms, for it to kill off all of it's hosts. A lot of viruses are species specific, so if all of the hosts die, then so does that version of the virus. If a percentage survive, some even carrying the virus, the virus can mutate again to reproduce in the host species.
I'm not a virologist.