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  • 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
    6 days ago Posted in News
  • Is MERS Another SARS? The Facts Behind Middle East Respiratory Syndrome
    Experts show that while Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV), a viral respiratory illness, is infecting less people, it has a higher mortality rate and affects a specific target population when compared to Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV). This research ...More
    2 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Synthetic DNA Vaccine Against MERS Induces Immunity
    A novel synthetic DNA vaccine can, for the first time, induce protective immunity against the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) coronavirus in animal species, reported researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. ...More
    2 weeks ago Posted in News
  • NIH Scientists Successfully Test MERS Vaccine in Monkeys and Camels
    National Institutes of Health (NIH) scientists and colleagues report that an experimental vaccine given six weeks before exposure to Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) fully protects rhesus macaques from disease. The vaccine also generated potentially ...More
    2 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Eight Cases of MERS-CoV in Saudi Arabia are Reported to WHO
    Between July 16 and July 25, 2015, the National IHR Focal Point for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia notified the World Health Organization (WHO) of eight additional cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection, including one death. Details of the ...More
    July 30, 2015 Posted in News
  • Possible Path Toward First Anti-MERS Drugs
    This week at the American Crystallographic Association (ACA) 2015 meeting in Philadelphia, researchers from the National Cancer Institute will present three newly determined crystal structures, which collectively provide a starting point for structure-based drug design ...More
    July 27, 2015 Posted in News
  • Six Cases of MERS-CoV in Saudi Arabia are Reported to WHO
    Between July 1 and July 14, 2015, the National IHR Focal Point for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia notified the World Health Organization (WHO) of six additional cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection. Details of the cases are as follows: 1. ...More
    July 24, 2015 Posted in News
  • No New MERS-CoV Cases or Deaths in Republic of Korea, WHO Reports
    The National IHR Focal Point of the Republic of Korea notified the World Health Organization (WHO) of no additional cases of infection and no new deaths related to Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV). To date, a total of 186 MERS-CoV cases, including 36 ...More
    July 17, 2015 Posted in News
  • MERS-CoV Case in the Philippines is Reported to WHO
    On July 6, 2015, the IHR National Focal Point of the Philippines notified the World Health Organization (WHO) of one laboratory-confirmed case of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection. The case is a 36-year-old male from Finland. Between June 10 ...More
    July 8, 2015 Posted in News
  • 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
    June 30, 2015 Posted in News
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