- A growing awareness of how the Ebola virus can hide in parts of the body such as eyes, breasts and testicles long after leaving the bloodstream raises questions about whether the disease can ever be beaten.
- An ancient virus, newly discovered, resides in the guts of half the population. Researchers say it could offer promising leads in the battle against obesity and diabetes.
- A newly discovered avoidance mechanism illuminates a new target for physicians struggling to quell mosquito-borne viruses like the eastern equine encephalitis virus.
- A protein found in bacteriophages — bacterial viruses — has been found to kill E. coli bacteria, offering hope it could one day fight off antibiotic-resistant bacteria as well.
- In one mother, the processes that occurred during pregnancy combined with the natural viral processes of hepatitis C to help create a strain that was able to replicate faster.
- A mysterious virus similar to the Canine circovirus that appeared in California last year has shown up in Ohio and Michigan recently, killing up to 10 dogs.
- A newly discovered cyclovirus has been detected in Vietnamese patients with severe nervous system infections.
MERS Virus Hits Death Toll Of 33 As New Cases Continue To Plague Middle East; Scientists Look To Newly Mapped Genetic Codes For AnswersThree new confirmed cases of the MERS virus have been confirmed in Saudi Arabia, with one more dead.
- A mysterious illness that struck seven people in Alabama earlier this week has been determined to be a combination of cold and flu viruses.
- This new virus was first identified and reported by Dr. Ali Mohamed Zaki in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, according to the World Health Organization.
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.
- While the SARS-related virus infects patients in the UK, Jordan, and Germany, Saudi Arabia remains the epicenter of infections.