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Third case of MERS respiratory virus confirmed in the US

The Verge - 17 May 2014
There are now three confirmed cases of the MERS virus in the US. The US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) announced today that an unidentified Illinois man tested positive for the deadly respiratory virus yesterday, two weeks after the first confirmed ...
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New case of MERS virus reported in Oman, WHO says

Times of Oman - 14 Sep 2017
Muscat: A new case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) coronavirus has been detected in Oman on August 30, according to World Health Organisation (WHO). "On 30 August 2017, the national International Health Regulation (IHR) focal point of ...
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New MERS case in Oman, WHO confirms

Arab News - 14 Sep 2017
Community members and those who have been in contact with the patient are being educated on infection prevention, mass gatherings, travel, and other related topics, following Oman MERS-CoV National Preparedness and Response Guidelines,” the ...
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News Scan for Sep 07, 2017

CIDRAP - 07 Sep 2017
A 48-year-old male expatriate from the capital city was diagnosed as having MERS-CoV (Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus) after presenting with symptoms of the virus. He is in critical condition. The man's source of infection is listed as ...
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MERS Warning

Financial Tribune - 18 Sep 2017
Last week, five Muslims who returned to southern Thailand from hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia were suspected of having been infected with the virus. It remains to be seen how the MERS might influence those people within a 14-day period. So far, there ...
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Saudi Arabia registers 528 MERS cases in one year

Xinhua - 20 Sep 2017
RIYADH, Sept. 20 (Xinhua) -- Saudi Arabia registered 528 Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) corona virus cases in the current year, Okaz local news reported on Wednesday. This increases the cases to 1,622, including 695 deaths since 2012, ...
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Fake patients test NYC emergency preparedness for measles, MERS

Healio - 18 Sep 2017
Similar “mystery patient” drills have been used in the past to test preparedness for communicable diseases like Ebola virus, influenza, anthrax and smallpox, but these were the first simulations for measles or MERS, according to Foote and colleagues.
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News Scan for Sep 05, 2017

CIDRAP - 05 Sep 2017
The Saudi Arabian Ministry of Health (MOH) noted a new case of MERS-CoV over the weekend in a person who had direct contact with camels, a known risk factor for the virus. A 57-year-old Saudi man from Hail was diagnosed as having MERS-CoV (Middle ...
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Island Focus: Pilgrim dies from suspected MERS CoV

Jakarta Post - 11 Sep 2017
PREMIUM Two returning haj pilgrims are suspected to have contracted Middle East respiratory syndrome corona virus (MERS CoV). One woman from Bengkulu identified only as R, 62, died on Sunday. Another woman identified as A, 65, from Agam regency, ...
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MERS screening awaits hajj returnees at Hat Yai airport

The Nation - 12 Sep 2017
Dr Suwit Thampalo, director of Disease Control Zone 12, said on Tuesday his office had prepared screening measures to spot possible cases and prevent the spread of the virus. Officials will check the returnees' body temperature and anyone suspected of ...
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Inovio Pharmaceuticals Inc Captures Investors' Attention

Smarter Analyst - 21 Sep 2017
In addition, Inovio announced earlier this week that the Korean Ministry of Food and Drug Safety approved the initiation of a study to evaluate GLS-5300, Inovio's vaccine against the MERS virus (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome), in a phase 1/2a trial.

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