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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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Pandemic bonds, a new idea

The Economist - 27 Jul 2017
The bonds cover six viruses likely to spark outbreaks: new influenza viruses, coronaviruses (like SARS and MERS), filoviruses (like Ebola), Lassa fever, Rift Valley fever and Crimean Congo fever. Investors forgo their principal when a virus reaches a ...
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WHO: Hospital outbreaks underscore MERS challenges

CIDRAP - 25 Jul 2017
Illnesses linked to a spate of hospital outbreaks in Riyadh in June appear to have tapered off, and the country hasn't reported a new case in 14 days. Overall, however, WHO experts said the epidemiology, transmission patterns, clinical presentation ...
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Virus alert: Haj pilgrims told to be on guard against MERS

Times of India - 14 Jul 2017
HYDERABAD: Weeks ahead of the departure of Haj pilgrims to Saudi Arabia, the Telangana State Haj Committee is busy spreading awareness about how to be vigilant against the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome corona virus, popularly known as MERS ...
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Ebola Drug May Offer Safe and Effective Treatment for SARS & MERS

Invisiverse - 28 Jun 2017
Coronaviruses are common viruses, and most of us catch one at some point — they cause about 30% of all common colds. A new accidental discovery could help fight these viruses, even the deadlier, emerging ones. Coronaviruses are the cause of Middle ...
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13 patients being treated for MERS in Kingdom

Arab News - 29 Jun 2017
A typical presentation of MERS-CoV is fever, cough and shortness of breath. Pneumonia is a common finding, but not always present. Gastrointestinal symptoms, including diarrhea, have also been reported. The virus appears to cause more severe disease in ...
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Woman dies of MERS in Riyadh, raising toll to 683

Arab News - 14 Jul 2017
Health care workers are advised to use stringent infection prevention and control measures when treating patients. This includes washing hands before and after contact with patients, and wearing a mask, eye protection, gown and gloves when treating ...
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News Scan for Jul 17, 2017

CIDRAP - 17 Jul 2017
Though he didn't encounter any known risk factors in Saudi Arabia, a comparison of his sample with other MERS-CoV viruses revealed that the closest relative was a 2015 Riyadh virus. Researchers said the man was one of five super spreaders in the ...
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News Scan for Jul 26, 2017

CIDRAP - 26 Jul 2017
He presented with symptoms of MERS-CoV (Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus) infection and is in stable condition. The probable source of his infection is listed as primary, which means it's unlikely he contracted the virus from someone else.
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Team Investigates Antiviral That Inhibits SARS & MERS

Drug Discovery & Development - 01 Jul 2017
A new antiviral drug candidate inhibits a broad range of coronaviruses, including the SARS and MERS coronaviruses, a multi-institutional team of investigators reports this week in Science Translational Medicine. The findings support further development ...
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Emerging infectious diseases, One Health and India

The Hindu - 15 Jul 2017
Bats were found to harbour the highest numbers of zoonotic viruses and are also a major reservoir for coronaviruses. These include the SARS virus that emerged in China in 2002, spread to 27 countries and killed 774 people and the MERS coronavirus that ...
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News Scan for Jul 06, 2017

CIDRAP - 06 Jul 2017
Monitoring of contacts identified in three recent MERS-CoV hospital clusters in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, ended on Jun 30, and no other cases have been detected, keeping the total number of people infected in the recent outbreaks to 49, the World Health ...
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Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Lebanon

World Health Organization - 04 Jul 2017
He does not work in a health care facility with active MERS patients, has not had contact with an identified confirmed MERS case, nor has had known contact with a patient with respiratory illness. He has no history of contact with dromedaries in the 14 ...
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Viral disease advisory issued for pilgrims

The News International - 16 Jul 2017
In the advisory, the institute recommended precautionary measures against the MERS-CoV, a respiratory disease caused by the corona virus, which was first identified in Saudi Arabia in 2012. It asked all relevant authorities including federal and ...
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Hajj flight operation to commence from July 24

Geo News, Pakistan - 14 Jul 2017
MERS is a viral respiratory disease caused by a novel coronavirus that was first identified in Saudi Arabia in 2012, according to the advisory. The NIH directed all concerned authorities, including federal and provincial ministries of religious affairs ...

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