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Lancet Infectious Diseases lifts embargo on camel-MERS study early after Telegraph break

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lancet idA note to the Lancet Infectious Diseases press list yesterday:

Please be advised that due to an embargo break, the embargo on the press release below (‘Signs of MERS coronavirus found in dromedary camels’, issued under embargo until 00:01 [UK time], Friday 09 August, 2013, 2013) is lifted with immediate effect.  Sincere apologies for any inconvenience caused by this.  Embargoes on any other current Lancet journals press releases remain in place.

The break was by the Telegraph, which apparently posted a story inadvertently Thursday morning. That story circulated on Twitter, and the newspaper removed the story within a half hour of posting it.

But other outlets, including the AP and Science, started publishing stories early in the afternoon. The journal sent the note about the lift at 4:12 p.m. Eastern.

Written by Ivan Oransky

August 9, 2013 at 12:58 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

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