- 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 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.
Health Officials Convene In Cairo To Discuss MERS And Ramadan, While The SARS-Like Virus Kills One More In Saudi ArabiaWith 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.
- An international team of doctors has found that the MERS virus not only spreads easily between people, but also within hospitals.
- Latest research reveals important differences in how the new MERS coronavirus and the SARS virus from 2003 afflict patients.
- Italy joins list of countries affected by Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus.
- The novel coronavirus has killed a Tunisian man and infected two of his adult children after their trip to Saudi Arabia.
- Two nurses in Saudi Arabia are added to the country's list of now 30 infected individuals.
- 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.
Coronavirus In France: 65-Year-Old Man Hospitalized After Contracting SARS-Like Virus, First Reported Outside Of Saudi ArabiaFrance sees its first case of the coronavirus.
- With the World Health Organization's reports of more deaths and infections in Saudi Arabia, it suggests vigilance but no restrictions.
- While the SARS-related virus infects patients in the UK, Jordan, and Germany, Saudi Arabia remains the epicenter of infections.