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Scientists say the mysterious MERS virus has been infecting camels in Saudi Arabia for at least two decades and early human cases probably went undiagnosed.The virus is related to SARS, which killed about 800 people in a global 2003 outbreak.They found traces of MERS or a similar virus in samples from the early 1990s to 2010 .They also analyzed random samples from about 200 camels, 36 goats and 112 sheep taken in Saudi Arabia last year. Of those, nearly 75 percent of the camels had antibodies to MERS.
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