MERS Virus

MERS Is In The Air: Virus Discovered In Saudi Camel Barn

By | Tue, 07/22/2014 - 09:19

The discovery of MERS virus fragments in a camel barn suggests the deadly disease is airborne, like the cold or the flu.


MERS Virus Infects Family of 3 in UAE; Kills Pregnant Mom After Giving Birth

By | Mon, 12/02/2013 - 21:34

A family of three from the United Arab Emirates, including a pregnant mother, was recently infected by the MERS virus. The mother was able to give birth before she died from infection.

Electron microscope view of MERS coronavirus

WHO Reports New MERS Case In Qatar

By | Fri, 10/18/2013 - 14:49

The WHO has reported another confirmed case of MERS in Qatar, raising the total number of confirmed cases worldwide to 139.


Engineered Strain Of MERS Coronavirus Could Serve As Basis For Vaccine

By | Mon, 09/09/2013 - 22:00

Scientists have discovered a way to make MERS coronavirus unable to grow, and have figured out how they can use it to create a vaccine for the deadly infection.


Saudi Arabian Bat May Be Source Of MERS

By | Thu, 08/22/2013 - 17:20

Saudi Arabian tomb bats may be the animal origin of the deadly MERS.

Why MERS Isn’t SARS: Study Highlights Key Differences Between The Two Virus Outbreaks

By | Sun, 06/16/2013 - 15:42

Latest research reveals important differences in how the new MERS coronavirus and the SARS virus from 2003 afflict patients.

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Mystery Coronavirus Renamed Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus As Two Saudi Healthcare Workers Fall Ill

By | Wed, 05/29/2013 - 11:06

As the new coronavirus spreads and infects more people, especially those who have traveled to Saudi Arabia, a formal name is finally given to the faceless killer.

Hajj Pilgrimage Mecca Health Disease Risk Coronavirus Saudi Arabia

Before Hajj Pilgrimage Season, WHO Helps Saudi Arabia Stop Coronavirus Spread

By | Fri, 05/24/2013 - 19:55

Before the Hajj pilgrimage brings millions of Muslims to Mecca in October 2013, the WHO is assessing MERS-CoV health risk in Saudi Arabia, where the deadly coronavirus disease has infected 33 people.


Mystery Illness Solved in Alabama: No Need To Panic, It Was Just The Cold And Flu

By | Fri, 05/24/2013 - 17:08

A mysterious illness that struck seven people in Alabama earlier this week has been determined to be a combination of cold and flu viruses.


Share And Share Alike: WHO Tells Scientists To Share Information On Coronavirus

By | Thu, 05/23/2013 - 18:48

WHO officials say scientists worldwide should be sharing information on the recent spread of coronavirus, not looking to profit from their work.


New Coronavirus Kills 1 Tunisian, Death Toll In Saudi Arabia Reaches 16

By | Tue, 05/21/2013 - 10:08

The novel coronavirus has killed a Tunisian man and infected two of his adult children after their trip to Saudi Arabia.


WHO Reprimands Saudi Arabia Facility: New Coronavirus Is Spreading Patient-To-Nurse

By | Thu, 05/16/2013 - 12:16

Two nurses in Saudi Arabia are added to the country's list of now 30 infected individuals.


Saudi Arabia Reports 4 New Cases Of Coronavirus

By | Tue, 05/14/2013 - 11:14

This new virus was first identified and reported by Dr. Ali Mohamed Zaki in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, according to the World Health Organization.

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Coronavirus In France: 3 Of 5 Suspected Cases Test Negative

By | Sat, 05/11/2013 - 14:27

French Health Minister Marisol Touraine announced Saturday that 3 of the 5 people suspected to have come in contact with coronavirus-infected patient do not have the disease.

A general view shows Douai hospital, northern France.

New Coronavirus Suspected In France, Two More Hit In Saudi Arabia

By | Fri, 05/10/2013 - 10:39

On top of two more cases in Saudi, a potentially infected nurse was admitted to a hospital in Douai, northern France, the same hospital with the only confirmed case of the new coronavirus.