Yuen Kwok-yung said his research on what are known as human blood lymphocytes had found that Mers was able to infect and kill the most important cell in the immune system in just six hours. Photo: Edward Wong

Hong Kong study uncovers immune system key to Mers high death rate

Virus, which is four times more deadly than Sars, destroys crucial cells in hours

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Yuen Kwok-yung said his research on what are known as human blood lymphocytes had found that Mers was able to infect and kill the most important cell in the immune system in just six hours. Photo: Edward Wong
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