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  • Researchers Assess Concern Among Healthcare Workers Regarding MERS Outbreaks in Saudi Arabia
    Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) is caused by MERS coronavirus (MERS-CoV). More than 80 percent of reported cases have occurred in Saudi Arabia, with a mortality exceeding 50 percent. Healthcare workers (HCWs) are at risk of acquiring and transmitting this virus, so ...More
    3 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Researchers Combine MERS and Rabies Viruses to Create Innovative 2-for-1 Vaccine
    In a new study, researchers have modified a rabies virus, so that it has a protein from the MERS virus; this altered virus works as a 2-for-1 vaccine that protects mice against both Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and rabies. Because it uses an already-tested ...More
    December 7, 2016 Posted in News
  • NYBC Scientists Partner in New Discovery for Development of MERS Vaccines
    New York Blood Center (NYBC) today announced groundbreaking findings toward the development of vaccines for the prevention of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection. The findings were revealed in a new study on the effective design for a MERS ...More
    November 29, 2016 Posted in News
  • Predicting the International Spread of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome
    The Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) associated coronavirus has been imported via travelers into multiple countries around the world. In order to support risk assessment practice, the present study aimed to devise a novel statistical model to quantify the ...More
    July 27, 2016 Posted in News
  • U.S. is Largest Contributor to Studies on MERS
    Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) is a virus that causes severe viral pneumonia in humans, known to have a high mortality rate and a similarity in clinical symptoms with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus. It was first isolated in Kingdom of ...More
    June 8, 2016 Posted in News
  • Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Associated with Higher Mortality, More Severe Illness
    Patients with Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) develop more severe critical illness and have higher mortality than patients with non-MERS severe acute respiratory infection (SARI), according to investigators involved with the largest study of critically ill patients ...More
    May 19, 2016 Posted in News
  • 25 Cases of MERS in Saudi Arabia are Reported to WHO
    Between Feb. 26, 2016 and March 8, 2016 the National IHR Focal Point for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia notified the World Health Organization (WHO) of 25 additional cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus infection (MERS-CoV), including four fatal cases. To read ...More
    March 16, 2016 Posted in News
  • Scientists Find Clues to Neutralizing Coronaviruses Such as MERS
    When the respiratory illness SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) emerged in 2003, it killed at least 775 people before it was contained. Nine years later, MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome) began circulating in the human population—and has gone on to have a ...More
    March 2, 2016 Posted in News
  • Study Calls Into Question Current MERS Vaccine Strategy
    A new study suggests that the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) develops mutations that make the virus less virulent during an outbreak rather than more virulent. The study, published this week in mBio, an online open-access journal of the American ...More
    March 1, 2016 Posted in News
  • New Study Finds Promising Results for MERS Treatment
    In a new study, University of Maryland School of Medicine researchers have had promising results with a new treatment for Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS). The study, published today in the journal Science Translational Medicine, found a new treatment that protected ...More
    February 18, 2016 Posted in News
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