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Recent epidemics have included the Zika virus, Ebola, Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, otherwise known as the MERS virus, and avian and and swine flu. Today there is a widespread opioid epidemic throughout the country. Next to President Trump, there have probably been more stories on opioids ...
Researchers report on GS-5734, a promising experimental broad-spectrum antiviral drug, previous studies on GS-5734 have shown that the drug inhibits strains of SARS and MERS coronaviruses that infect human airways and the lower respiratory tract, as well as infection by the Ebola virus.

It starts out looking like the flu a couple of weeks after someone is exposed to the virus, and in about 20% of cases can damage blood vessels and organs to ... with an Austrian biotech company called Themis Bioscience to develop a vaccine for Lassa fever and Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS).
... vaccines to protect against Middle East respiratory syndrome, or MERS, and Lassa fever. Themis Bioscience, of Vienna, could receive up to $37.5 million to develop and manufacture the vaccines. The privately held company already has Zika and chikungunya virus vaccines in its development pipeline
The 28-year-old Saudi man is in critical condition after being diagnosed as having MERS-CoV (Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus). This is the fourth ... Saudi Arabia's MERS-CoV total cases since 2012 are 1,813, including 735 deaths. ... The company is also developing a Zika virus vaccine.
Ultrastructural details exhibited by a single, spherical-shaped, Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) virion. ... The researchers now report that the drug also inhibits murine hepatitis virus, or MHV, which is closely related to several human coronaviruses that can cause respiratory tract ...

... vaccines to protect against Middle East respiratory syndrome, or MERS, and Lassa fever. Themis Bioscience 2, of Vienna, could receive up to $37.5 million to develop and manufacture the vaccines. The privately held company already has Zika and chikungunya virus vaccines in its development pipeline.
Three of the other patients had been exposed to camels, another well-known risk factor for contracting MERS-CoV (Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus), before they became ill. ... Though the virus doesn't seem to spread easily from person-to-person, hospital settings seem to be the exception.
A nosocomial outbreak of MERS occurred in a private hospital in Hafr Albatin region, the date of onset of the first case was 23 January 2018; while on 4 ... At the end of January 2018, a total of 2160 laboratory-confirmed cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS), including 773 associated deaths ...
A 74-year-old Saudi woman from Rafha was diagnosed as having MERS-CoV (Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus). She is in stable condition. The probable source of her infection is indirect contact with camels, a likely risk factor for the virus. The new case brings Saudi Arabia's MERS totals ...
According to the report, about 1,200 people working security are being kept in their rooms during testing for the virus. Meanwhile ... The list also includes two coronavirus diseases, Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) and SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome). Also included on ...
The drug could someday be used to treat patients with Middle East respiratory syndrome, or MERS, a serious infection that kills three to four out of every ... Like its sister virus, SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) -- another atypical coronavirus -- MERS can cause severe symptoms including fever ...
RIYADH: Two have died out of seven new cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) during the past six days, the Ministry of Health ... MERS-CoV causes a severe infection in humans resulting in a high mortality rate and has proven the ability to transmit between humans. So far ...
A 40-year-old Saudi woman from Riyadh is in stable condition after presenting with symptoms of MERS-CoV (Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus). The woman's ... The latest reports raise Saudi Arabia's total since the virus was first detected in humans in 2012 to 1,785, which includes 727 deaths.
On Jan 24, a 39-year-old Saudi woman from Riyadh was diagnosed as having MERS-CoV (Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus). The woman's source of ... Finally, on Jan 27, a 50-year-old expatriate from Al Qunfudhah is in stable condition after contracting the virus. He had direct contact with ...
Between 9 December 2017 and 17 January 2018, the National IHR Focal Point of The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia reported 20 additional cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS), including nine deaths. In addition, one death from a previously reported case was reported to WHO.
... said no new cases of the disease had been reported after a man tested positive for MERS-CoV on Dec 31 last year. Pix by Mohd Fadli Hamzah. By FAIRUZ MOHD SHAHAR - January 23, 2018 @ 7:30pm. PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia is free of the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection.

Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) is a lesser known virus that is endemic in camels in the Arabian Peninsula. The virus, first discovered in 2012, has caused more than 2000 infections and over 700 deaths (according to the World Health Organization (WHO)) in the Arabian ...
MERS -- Middle East respiratory syndrome -- virus has been found in dromedary camels in several countries, including Egypt, Oman, Qatar and Saudi Arabia. ... "The genomic data confirms that the MERS virus is not at the moment spreading readily from person to person," said Bedford, an evolutionary ...
Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) is a viral respiratory disease caused by a coronavirus (MERS-CoV). Symptoms include fever, cough and shortness of breath. Other symptoms include nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Pneumonia is common, and sometimes it cause injury to organs, such as the ...
Those who support such research think that it is necessary to develop strategies to fight rapidly evolving pathogens that pose a threat to public health, such as the flu virus, the viruses causing Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) and severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), or ebola. For instance ...
... Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS). The disease was first identified in Saudi Arabia in 2012 and caused the death of 36 people during an outbreak in South Korea in 2015. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the virus is transmitted from dromedary camels to humans, ...
Beijing, Jan. 8 (Xinhua) -- Hou Yunde, a scientist who dedicated himself to antiviral research, won China's top science award Monday for his contribution in the field. Hou, born in 1929 in east China's Jiangsu Province, is an academician of the Chinese Academy of engineering and also a researcher of the ...
On Jan 5, a 48-year-old Saudi man from the country's capital was diagnosed as having MERS-CoV (Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus) after presenting with symptoms. He is in ... The source of his infection is listed as "primary," meaning it's unlikely he contracted the virus from another person.
A 57-year-old man died of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) in Riyadh last Wednesday, according to the Saudi Ministry of Health. The ministry's website classified the victim as the first MERS victim of 2018. Meanwhile, it also announced that an 80-year-old suffering from the virus ...
... of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) in Riyadh on Wednesday, and that an 80-year-old who contracted the virus was "stable." ... "MERS is endemic in camels in the Arabian peninsula and surrounding countries," Abdullah Assiri, deputy minister for infectious diseases, told Arab ...
MERS-CoV is a zoonotic virus, which means it is a virus that is transmitted between animals and people. • MERS was first reported in Saudi Arabia in 2012. Since then, it's been reported in other ... Typical MERS symptoms include fever, cough and shortness of breath. Gastrointestinal symptoms, including ...
The latest pharmaceutical and healthcare latest pipeline guide Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) - Pipeline Review, H1 2017, provides comprehensive information on the therapeutics under development for Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) (Infectious Disease), complete with analysis ...
On Dec 30, a 55-year-old expatriate man from Khamis Mushait was diagnosed as having MERS-CoV (Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus) after presenting with symptoms. He is in critical condition. The man's source of infection is listed as "primary," meaning it's unlikely he contracted the virus ...
He was admitted to a local hospital on Dec 28 and diagnosed as having a MERS-CoV (Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus) infection on Dec 31. ... Between the three locations, the virus killed 1,351 of 8,806 birds, and authorities culled the remaining ones to control the spread of the virus.
... the laboratory test results of an elderly man who was allegedly infected with Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV), are negative. ... a new research in science Advances reveals that the human gastrointestinal tract can serve as an alternative infection route for the MERS virus.
Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) - United Arab Emirates ... human cases of the disease, people with these conditions should avoid close contact with animals, particularly camels, when visiting farms, markets, or barn areas where the virus is known to be potentially circulating.
Kuala Lumpur: A viral message on social media claiming that an umrah pilgrim is being treated for Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection is not true, said Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah. The Health Director-General said a laboratory test conducted on a sample belonging ...
The National Institutes of Health are lifting the funding ban on risky experiments that could make viruses like the flu, MERS, or SARS more harmful or contagious, STAT News reports. Grants that propose mutating viruses to make them more dangerous will go through an extra layer of review before the final ...
"We see this as a rigorous policy," Dr. Collins said. "We want to be sure we're doing this right." In October 2014, all federal funding was halted on efforts to make three viruses more dangerous: the flu virus, and those causing Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) and severe acute respiratory syndrome ...
Between 31 October and 8 December 2017, the National IHR Focal Point of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia reported 18 additional cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection, including five deaths. Additionally, two deaths from a previously reported case were reported to ...
MERS‐CoV was only first identified in 2012, so it's still relatively new. The virus causes a respiratory disease called Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS). Symptoms include fever, shortness of breath, and pneumonia -- but some people carry MERS-CoV with no symptoms. Since 2012 there have been ...
... some camel owners that their animals have nothing to do with the spread of the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV). The owners have claimed that most of the individuals who rear the animals have been unaffected by the killer virus. The war of words between camel owners and ...
Man hospitalised after contracting MERS-CoV during umrah trip, Health Ministry confirms ... PUTRAJAYA: The Health Ministry has confirmed that a Malaysian man, who returned from an umrah trip in Saudi Arabia, has been tested positive for Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV).
In the case of virus pseudotypes, envelope proteins of highly ... of the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV S), ...
2 women die of MERS in Al-Qassim region ... from overseas against possible MERS, Middle East respiratory syndrome, virus at the Incheon ...
... the double-humped Bactrian camel and Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS), a potentially deadly virus relatively new to humans.
Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) has ... the progression of the enteric infection, inflammation, virus-positive cells, ...
Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) is an emerging human pathogen that is the causative agent for Middle East ...
Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) - Oman ... or barn areas where the virus is known to be or potentially circulating.
Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) - Saudi ... when visiting farms, markets, or barn areas where the virus is known to ...
In the latest MERS-CoV developments, health officials in Saudi ... country's camels have likely been exposed to the virus in the past, ... contract MERS-CoV (Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus) from another person.
The four new MERS-CoV (Middle East respiratory syndrome ... overall total since the virus was first detected in humans in 2012 to 1,736 cases, ...
... with symptoms of MERS-CoV (Middle East respiratory syndrome ... meaning it's unlikely he contracted the virus from another person.
Global Health Leaders Meet To Determine MERS-CoV Research Priorities, ... posed by Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) have ... and research institutions met to share what is known about the virus, ...


 

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