The Saudi health ministry has said as recent study that linked the MERS virus with camels is under close scrutiny, Arab News has reported. “Several studies were conducted in this regard in Amman, Chile, Spain and the Netherlands. These showed that MERS might come from camels,” said ministry spokesman, Khaled Marghalani. “However, the study did tests on a limited sample of the blood of healthy, uninfected camels,” said Marghalani. The World Health Organisation is the only organisation with directive powers in this regard, he said. “The only way to make sure that the virus in camels is the same that infect people is to test the virus in infected camels with the scientific laboratory tests,” Marghalani added.