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  • First Reported Autopsy of Patient with MERS Coronavirus Infection Provides Critical Insights
    Since 2012, at least 1,500 individuals have developed Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS), resulting in more than 500 fatalities. Only now are results being reported of the first autopsy of a MERS patient, which was performed in 2014. Not only do these findings, ...More
    6 days ago Posted in News
  • WHO Provides Disease Outbreak Update on H5N6, MERS
    Human infection with avian influenza A(H5N6) virus – China Between Dec. 30, 2015 and Jan. 2, 2016, the National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC) of China notified the World Health Organization (WHO) of two additional laboratory-confirmed cases of human ...More
    January 5, 2016 Posted in News
  • Candidate Vaccine Against MERS is Tested in Camels
    The recently discovered coronavirus now referred to as MERS (for Middle East Respiratory Syndrome) causes an infectious respiratory disease in humans, which can be fatal. The virus is thought to be transmitted to humans primarily via contact with dromedary camels. Now ...More
    December 17, 2015 Posted in News
  • Camels Test Positive for Respiratory Virus in Kenya, May Have Human Health Implications
    A new study has found that nearly half of camels in parts of Kenya have been infected by the virus that causes Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and calls for further research into the role they might play in the transmission of this emerging disease to humans. MERS ...More
    October 16, 2015 Posted in News
  • New Method Reveals Real-Time Death Risk of Korean MERS Outbreak
    University of Tokyo researchers have developed a real-time statistical method to estimate death risk (i.e., the probability of death given infection) and identify risk factors of death during an infectious disease outbreak. Using this method, the researchers revealed that ...More
    September 30, 2015 Posted in News
  • 25 New Cases of MERS-CoV in Saudi Arabia are Reported to WHO
    Between Sept. 1 and Sept. 5, 2015, 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 (MERS-CoV) infection. Ten of these reported cases are ...More
    September 10, 2015 Posted in News
  • WHO is Notified of 22 Cases of MERS-CoV in Saudi Arabia
    Between Aug. 26 and Aug. 31, 2015, the National IHR Focal Point for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia notified the World Health Organization (WHO) of 22 additional cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection, including three deaths. Fifteen of these ...More
    September 8, 2015 Posted in News
  • WHO Issues Guidance on Mass-Gathering Events and MERS-CoV
    The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued the document, "Considerations for Mass-Gathering Events and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV)," which presents organizers and hosts of international mass gatherings with proposed steps to improve ...More
    September 8, 2015 Posted in News
  • 15 Cases of MERS-CoV in Saudi Arabia are Reported to WHO
    Between Aug. 24 and Aug. 25, 2015, the National IHR Focal Point for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia notified the World Health Organization (WHO) of 15 additional cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection, including two deaths. Eleven of these ...More
    September 3, 2015 Posted in News
  • 77 Cases of MERS-CoV are Reported to WHO
    Since Aug. 3, 2015, the World Health Organization (WHO) has received reports of 77 cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection. ...More
    August 27, 2015 Posted in News
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