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SARS May Have Originated In Chinese Horseshoe Bats

By | Thu, 10/31/2013 - 18:53

For years, scientists have tried to determine exactly where the SARS pandemic that swept the world came from. A new study now finds that Chinese horseshoe bats could have been the source.

The FDA Approves Of Diagnostic Test For MERS, CDC's Request To Avoid Spreading To U.S.

FDA Approves Diagnostic Test For MERS At CDC's Emergency Request, As Death Toll Hits 66

By | Tue, 07/16/2013 - 17:42

The FDA authorized a test to detect a mysterious viral disease spreading in the Middle East. The CDC made an emergency request for the test in order to protect the U.S. the potential threat.

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Health Officials Convene In Cairo To Discuss MERS And Ramadan, While The SARS-Like Virus Kills One More In Saudi Arabia

By | Sat, 06/22/2013 - 09:23

With Ramadan on the horizon, the World Health Organization has gathered experts together for a three-day meeting in Cairo to determine official recommendations for travelers; in the meanwhile, Saudi Arabian officials confirmed another death due to MERS.

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MERS Virus Spread Through Saudi Arabian Hospitals; May Be Deadlier Than SARS Outbreak

By | Thu, 06/20/2013 - 15:02

An international team of doctors has found that the MERS virus not only spreads easily between people, but also within hospitals.

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.


Italy Announces First Case Of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus

By | Fri, 05/31/2013 - 17:20

Italy joins list of countries affected by Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus.


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.

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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.

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No Saudi Arabia Travel Restrictions From WHO, Despite Deaths From SARS-Like Virus

By | Tue, 05/07/2013 - 11:40

With the World Health Organization's reports of more deaths and infections in Saudi Arabia, it suggests vigilance but no restrictions.

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SARS-Like Coronavirus In Saudi Arabia Kills Five

By | Thu, 05/02/2013 - 10:09

While the SARS-related virus infects patients in the UK, Jordan, and Germany, Saudi Arabia remains the epicenter of infections.

Novel SARS-like Coronavirus Can Infect Bats and Pigs

By | Thu, 12/13/2012 - 19:24

A novel SARS-like coronavirus that killed five people in the Middle East has the ability to infect cells of animals like bats and pigs.


Novel Coronavirus Infection Death Toll Reaches Five in Three Countries, Confirms WHO

By | Sat, 12/01/2012 - 11:24

The World Health Organization on Friday confirmed two new deaths due to the novel coronavirus taking the total death toll to five.


Four New Cases of SARS-Like Virus Reported From Saudi, Qatar: WHO

By | Sat, 11/24/2012 - 10:37

Four more people have been infected with the new coronavirus, bringing the total to six, said the World Health Organization.