MERS-Cov


  • Turkey Reports First Case of MERS-CoV to WHO
    On Oct. 17, 2014, WHO Regional Office for Europe (EURO) was notified by the National IHR Focal Point for Turkey of a laboratory-confirmed case of infection with Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV). On Oct. 11, 2014, the patient died. This is the first ...More
    3 days ago Posted in News
  • 7 New Cases of MERS-CoV in Saudi Arabia are Reported
    The National IHR Focal Point of Saudi Arabia (SAU) has reported additional laboratory-confirmed cases of infection with Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) to the World Health Organization (WHO). Between Sept. 29, 2014 and Oct. 11, 2014, seven additional ...More
    2 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Study Reveals How MERS Virus Enters Human Cells
    Cornell University researchers have uncovered details of how the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) enters host cells, and offer possible new avenues for treatment. The study, appearing online this month in the Proceedings of the National Academy of ...More
    3 weeks ago Posted in News
  • First Case of MERS-CoV in Austria is Reported to WHO
    On Sept. 30, 2014, the National IHR Focal Point for Austria notified the World Health Organization (WHO) via the European Commission’s Early Warning and Response System (EWRS) of a laboratory confirmed case of Middle-East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) ...More
    3 weeks ago Posted in News
  • 15 Cases of MERS-CoV in Saudi Arabia are Reported to WHO
    The National IHR Focal Point of Saudi Arabia has reported additional laboratory-confirmed cases of infection with Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) to the World Health Organization (WHO). Between Aug. 11, 2014 and Sept. 28, 014, 15 cases of ...More
    3 weeks ago Posted in News
  • NIH Study Supports Camels as Primary Source of MERS-CoV Transmission
    National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Colorado State University (CSU) scientists have provided experimental evidence supporting dromedary camels as the primary reservoir, or carrier, of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV). The study, designed by ...More
    September 24, 2014 Posted in News
  • New Compound Inhibits Enzyme Crucial to MERS and SARS Viruses, With a Catch
    Scientists at the University of Illinois, Chicago, have identified a compound that effectively inhibits an enzyme crucial to the viruses that cause Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) and severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS). The compound appears to have a different ...More
    September 8, 2014 Posted in News
  • University of Bonn Virologists Reveal Transmission Rate of MERS
    The MERS coronavirus has caused disease outbreaks across the Arabian Peninsula and spread to Europe several times. The severe pneumonia virus has claimed the lives of several hundred people since its discovery in 2012. For a long time, scientists have been puzzled over how ...More
    August 29, 2014 Posted in News
  • Research Finds Potential MERS Transmission Mechanism Between Bats and Humans
    Researchers have identified the mechanism used by the deadly MERS coronavirus to transmit from bats to humans. Bats are a native reservoir for MERS and the finding could be critical for understanding the animal origins of the virus, as well as preventing and controlling the ...More
    August 12, 2014 Posted in News
  • New Case of MERS-CoV is Reported to WHO
    On July 12, 2014, the National IHR Focal Point of the Islamic Republic of Iran reported to the World Health Organization (WHO) an additional laboratory-confirmed case of infection with Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV). The patient is a 67-year-old ...More
    July 24, 2014 Posted in News