MERS-Cov


  • 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
    2 weeks ago 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
    4 weeks ago 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
  • MERS-CoV Detected in the Air of a Saudi Arabian Camel Barn
    Saudi Arabian researchers have detected genetic fragments of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) in the air of a barn holding a camel infected with the virus. The work, published this week in mBio®, the online open-access journal of the American ...More
    July 22, 2014 Posted in News
  • Seven New Cases of MERS-CoV are Reported to WHO
    From July 3 through July 10, 2014, the National IHR Focal Point for Saudi Arabia reported an additional seven laboratory-confirmed cases of infection with Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV), and the death of a previously reported case. Details of the ...More
    July 14, 2014 Posted in News
  • Three New Cases of MERS-CoV are Reported to WHO
    Between June 30, 2014 and July 1, 2014, the National IHR Focal Point for Saudi Arabia reported an additional three laboratory-confirmed cases of infection with Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV), and a death in a previously reported case. Details of the ...More
    July 7, 2014 Posted in News
  • Four New Cases of MERS-CoV are Reported to WHO
    From June 19 through June 23, 2014, National IHR Focal Point of Saudi Arabia notified the World Health Organization (WHO) of four additional laboratory-confirmed cases of infection with Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV).   A 38-year-old woman from ...More
    June 26, 2014 Posted in News
  • Two New Cases of MERS-CoV are Reported to WHO
    On June 17, 2014, the National IHR Focal Point of Saudi Arabia notified the World Health Organization (WHO) of two additional laboratory-confirmed cases of infection with Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV).   A 42 year old resident of Jeddah ...More
    June 25, 2014 Posted in News
  • Study Identifies, Clarifies MERS-Related Abnormality Distribution on CT Imaging of Patients
    Researchers in Saudi Arabia have identified key defining characteristics of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) in CT imaging of patients confirmed as having the disease. The study found that the most common CT finding in hospitalized patients with MERS infection is ...More
    June 18, 2014 Posted in News
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