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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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News Scan for Jun 19, 2017

CIDRAP - 19 Jun 2017
The Saudi Arabian Ministry of Health (MOH) confirmed the diagnosis of three new cases of MERS-CoV in recent days, including one case in an asymptomatic healthcare worker at a hospital in Riyadh. At least three hospitals in Riyadh have reported MERS ...
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Engineered Protein Could Potentially Fight MERS Virus

Interesting Engineering - 29 May 2017
When the viral respiratory disease called MERS claimed the life of a 60-year-old man in Saudia Arabia back in 2012, the World Health Organization declared the strange virus as a deadly threat without any available treatment or vaccine. Until now. There ...
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Saudi Arabia reports 7 new hospital MERS cases

CIDRAP - 12 Jun 2017
On Jun 10 the MOH said a patient died from MERS-CoV (Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus). The 32-year-old Saudi man acquired the virus while he was in the hospital as a patient. Yesterday five healthcare workers from Riyadh were diagnosed ...
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Saudi Arabia reports 14 MERS cases, 12 in Riyadh

CIDRAP - 05 Jun 2017
A 65-year-old expatriate man who acquired the virus as a patient in the hospital died, as did a 24-year-old expatriate man who had primary contact with camels. It's not known at this time if the patient exposed to camels was hospitalized at the time of ...
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Saudi Arabia registers 35 Mers-CoV cases

Khaleej Times - 11 Jun 2017
Saudi Arabia registered 35 Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) corona virus cases in 15 days, of which 28 developed the infection at health facilities, officials said on Sunday. Although the Mers corona virus cases are not anymore considered a high ...
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Saudi Arabia probing several hospital MERS clusters in Riyadh

CIDRAP - 08 Jun 2017
Though MERS-CoV doesn't spread easily from person to person, in hospital settings the virus can lead to multiple secondary cases and can fuel large outbreaks, such as one at a hospital in Riyadh in 2015 that sickened more than 100 people. An outbreak ...
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Spike in MERS cases this month

Saudi Gazette - 11 Jun 2017
A 32-year-old Saudi male succumbed to the virus in Riyadh, the ministry announced on Saturday. The Kingdom has registered 1,577 cases since 2012, including 672 deaths. MERS is similar to SARS, the virus that killed almost 800 people in a 2002 global ...
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News Scan for Jun 02, 2017

CIDRAP - 02 Jun 2017
The Saudi Arabian Ministry of Health (MOH) reported a new case of MERS yesterday in a man from Riyadh. The 47-year-old expatriate is in critical condition after presenting with symptoms of MERS-CoV (Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus).
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Bartlett company 'alights' to South Korea to help MERS epidemic

Memphis Business Journal - 05 Jun 2017
UVC is a specific wavelength that pierces through the cell wall of an organism and neutralizes it by disrupting its DNA — it essentially renders mold, bacteria and viruses harmless because it cannot replicate, colonize or reproduce, said co-owner ...
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South Dakota biotech growing, despite hurdles

Sioux Falls Argus Leader - 21 Jun 2017
The company is now starting a phase 2 clinical trial in Saudi Arabia, because the Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) virus is endemic there. Sioux Falls-based Alumend, a wholly owned research and development subsidiary has begun U.S. ...
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News Scan for May 30, 2017

CIDRAP - 30 May 2017
He is not a health worker, and an investigation so far reveals primary exposure to the virus, meaning the man probably didn't contract it from another infected person. The latest case pushes Saudi Arabia's total number of MERS-CoV illnesses since the ...
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Nuclear Techniques Help Diagnose Camel Disease in the Middle East

International Atomic Energy Agency - 15 Jun 2017
“The most important thing about these techniques is that they help us identify the virus fast. They're quick and they're accurate.” These techniques will not only help them detect and monitor MERS-CoV, but also contribute to increasing the basic ...
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News Scan for Jun 16, 2017

CIDRAP - 16 Jun 2017
A 68-year-old male expatriate who had preexisting disease has died from MERS-CoV (Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus). He acquired the virus as a patient in a hospital. With the new case reported today, 36 illnesses since Jun 1 have been ...
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Saudi Arabia registers 35 MERS cases in 15 days

Northbound Philippines News Online - 13 Jun 2017
RIYADH — Saudi Arabia registered 35 Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) corona virus cases in 15 days, of which 28 of them developed the infection at health facilities, Okaz local news reported on Sunday. Although MERS corona virus cases aren't ...
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News Scan for Jun 06, 2017

CIDRAP - 06 Jun 2017
Saudi Arabia has three new MERS-CoV cases, two of them part of a growing cluster of healthcare-linked infections in Riyadh, the country's Ministry of Health (MOH) reported today. ...
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Engineered protein enlisted to battle the MERS virus

Science Daily - 19 May 2017
MERS is similar to SARS, the virus that killed almost 800 people in a 2002 global epidemic. Both kill upwards of a third of people infected and, like many viruses, emerged from animals -- bats and camels in the case of MERS -- after mutating into a ...

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