MERS-Cov


  • Scientists Point to First-Ever Possible Treatments for MERS
    As the South Korean epidemic of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) continues unabated, researchers have raced to find treatments for the deadly virus, which has killed more than 400 people since it was first discovered three years ago in Saudi Arabia. Now, scientists ...More
    5 days ago Posted in News
  • Six Cases of MERS-CoV in the Republic of Korea are Reported to WHO
    Between June 24 and June 26, 2015, the National IHR Focal Point of the Republic of Korea notified the World Health Organization (WHO) of six additional confirmed cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) as well as four additional deaths. To date, a ...More
    6 days ago Posted in News
  • AORN Offers FAQs on MERS in the Perioperative Setting
    The Association of periOperative Registsred Nurses (AORN) has developed a new FAQ to advise you on the precautions you need for suspected or confirmed cases in the perioperative setting. ...More
    2 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Five Cases of MERS-CoV in Saudi Arabia are Reported to WHO
    Between June 13 and June 17, 2015, the National IHR Focal Point for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia notified the World Health Organization (WHO) of five additional cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection. Details of the cases are as follows: ...More
    2 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Researchers Successfully Target Achilles' Heel of MERS Virus
    A Purdue University-led team of researchers studying the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), have found molecules that shut down the activity of an essential enzyme in the virus and could lead the way to better treatments for those infected. ...More
    2 weeks ago Posted in News
  • MERS Candidate Vaccine Gears Up for Clinical Trials
    Researchers from Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich have demonstrated, in a preclinical setting, the protective effect of a candidate vaccine directed against the coronavirus that causes Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS). Planning for the first clinical ...More
    2 weeks ago Posted in News
  • 12 Cases of MERS-CoV in the Republic of Korea are Reported to WHO
    Between June 17 and June 19, 2015, the National IHR Focal Point of the Republic of Korea notified the World Health Organization (WHO) of 12 additional confirmed cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) alongside five additional deaths. To date, a ...More
    2 weeks ago Posted in News
  • WHO Calls for Increased Vigilance Against for MERS, Thailand Confirms Case
    Thailand today confirmed Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS CoV) disease in a traveler from the Middle East region, the first case in the WHO South-East Asia Region, as the World Health Organization (WHO) urged countries in the region to step up vigil and ...More
    3 weeks ago Posted in News
  • 28 Cases of MERS-CoV in the Republic of Korea are Reported to WHO
    Between June 13 and June 16, 2015, the National IHR Focal Point of the Republic of Korea notified the World Health Organization (WHO) of 28 additional confirmed cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV), as well as eight additional deaths. To ...More
    3 weeks ago Posted in News
  • WHO Emergency Committee Issues Statement on MERS-CoV
    The ninth meeting of the World Health Organization (WHO)'s Emergency Committee (EC) convened by director-deneral Margaret Chan under the International Health Regulations (IHR 2005) regarding Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) was conducted with ...More
    3 weeks ago Posted in News
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