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MERS Coronavirus Genetic Fragments Detected In The Air Of A Saudi Arabian Camel Barn
2014-07-23 03:04:01

American Society for Microbiology 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 Society for Microbiology, indicates that further studies are needed to see if the disease can be transmitted through the air. MERS, a serious viral respiratory illness caused by the...

2014-06-27 23:09:30

Slide represents new diagnostic tool for detection of PEDV antibody. Pullman, WA (PRWEB) June 27, 2014 VMRD announced today the availability of a substrate slide that can be used for the detection of antibody to porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV). The slides are of twelve-well, Teflon-masked format with a substrate of fixed (killed), PEDV-infected Vero cells interspersed with non-infected Vero cells. “This substrate slide is the first quality-controlled FA diagnostic tool for...

2014-06-12 12:22:19

NEW YORK, June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Coronaviruses are frequent in humans, causing illness of the upper and lower respiratory-tract systems, such as the common cold or pneumonia. While the majority of these viruses do not cause severe sickness, certain coronaviruses can be fatal, such as Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), which resulted in over 775 deaths in China from 2002-2003. Now, a new coronavirus, known as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), which has taken the...

2014-05-30 11:18:45

PLOS New coronavirus inhibitor exhibits potent antiviral activity by blocking the viral hijacking of host membranes Since the SARS epidemic in 2003, coronaviruses have been on the watch list for emerging pathogens, and the ongoing outbreak of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) confirmed that they represent a serious threat. No specific drugs exist against coronaviruses so far, but an article published on May 29th in PLOS Pathogens introduces a new inhibitor of...

2014-05-21 13:42:09

NIH Research by NIH Scientists, Grantees Identifies Leads for Further Study WHAT: Clinicians treating patients suffering from Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) currently have no drugs specifically targeted to the MERS coronavirus (MERS-CoV), a virus first detected in humans in 2012 that has since caused 614 laboratory-confirmed infections, including 181 that were fatal, according to the World Health Organization. The case count escalated sharply in the spring of this year, and...

MERS Arrives In The Netherlands, Researchers Identify Drugs That Could Treat The Deadly Virus
2014-05-20 08:36:27

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The deadly Middle East respiratory syndrome-coronavirus (MERS-CoV) has been largely confined to the Middle East and surrounding countries since it was first reported two years ago. In fact, prior to 2014 it has only been reported in a handful of Old World countries outside the Middle East, with relatively few cases observed in each. As of late, however, the dangerous illness has reared its ugly head in the US. The first US case...

2014-05-15 16:28:14

Innovative UV system provides unobtrusive, 24/7 pathogen protection SOUTH BEND, Ind., May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently confirmed the second case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) virus to hit the United States was diagnosed in a healthcare worker who had traveled from Saudi Arabia to Orlando, Florida. MERS was first reported in Saudi Arabia in 2012 and since then, it has been sweeping across the Arabian Peninsula...

2014-05-13 23:05:14

Bioquell reacts to the first cases of the virus in the US with solutions and education. Horsham, PA (PRWEB) May 13, 2014 Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) emerged in the last few years in the Middle East, with cases now reported from around the world. The United States has experienced its first documented case and solutions are already being sought to contain the disease before allowing it to become widespread. [1] The use of hydrogen peroxide vapor in an automated...

MERS Cases Double In Month Of April Alone, First US Case Confirmed
2014-05-03 11:42:53

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online With the ongoing threat of the dangerous Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) coronavirus, experts have been feverishly looking for a source of the infection, which has so far claimed the lives of more than 130 people since first being detected in June 2012 – and first reported three months later in September 2012. Studies on the virus have revolved around bats, goats, sheep, and camels, with the most reliable sources having...

Two Separate Studies On MERS-Coronavirus Offer Better Understanding Of Newly Emerging Disease
2014-04-29 09:33:16

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Two separate studies this week are helping scientists gain a better understanding of the dangerous Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) coronavirus, a disease that has sickened more than 300 people and left at least a hundred dead since it was first reported in September 2012. HUMAN ANTIBODIES The first study comes from scientists at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute who have identified natural human antibodies against the virus...


Latest Coronavirus Reference Libraries

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2011-02-23 20:52:43

The SARS coronavirus is the virus that causes severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS). In 2003 the World Health Organization issued a press release stating that the coronavirus identified by a number of laboratories was the official cause of SARS. It causes severe illness marked initially by systemic symptoms of muscle pain, headache, fever, followed in 2-10 days by the onset of respiratory symptoms, mainly cough, dyspnea, and pneumonia. SARS patients have a decrease in the number of...

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2011-01-12 16:27:29

The common cold is a viral disease of the upper respiratory system, caused primarily by rhinoviruses and coronaviruses. Symptoms usually include a cough, sore throat, runny nose, and a fever. There is no known treatment to shorten the duration of the virus yet the cold normally dissipates after 7 to 10 days. It is the most common infectious disease in humans who on average are infected two to four times a year in adults. It can also be called a upper respiratory tract infection. Other...

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2011-01-11 10:14:35

Coronavirus, a species in the genera of animal virus, belongs to the subfamily Coronavirinae in the family Coronaviridae. They are enveloped viruses with single-stranded RNA genome and a helical symmetry. The genome size ranges from 16 to 31 kilobases. The name, meaning crown, comes from the virus envelope appearing to be crowned when viewed under an electron microscopy. These viruses mainly infect the upper respiratory system and the gastrointestinal tract of mammals and birds. There...

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2011-01-05 13:57:34

Canine coronavirus, of the Coronaviridae family, is a virus that causes a highly contagious intestinal disease in dogs. It was discovered in 1971 in Germany during an outbreak in sentry dogs. It replicates in the villi of the small intestine. Intestinal disease can be related to virus-induced apoptosis of cells. Originally the virus was thought to be very severe but is now considered to be very mild. It can, however, be serious if the dog is also infected with canine parvovirus....

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Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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