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

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.

Saudi Arabi Removes Health Minister As Country Continues To Battle Deadly Virus
2014-04-23 10:05:48

The World Health Organization issued a report Wednesday morning stating that an additional nine people have been confirmed to have the Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) Coronavirus. This followed the announcement by Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Health...

2014-03-05 20:21:16

SHERBROOKE, QC, March 5, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Laboratoire M2's THYMOX Disinfectant, with its virucidal effect, allows farmers to face Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea (PED), a serious disease that can

MERS Coronavirus Prevalent In Camels For At Least 20 Years
2014-02-25 06:48:11

Middle East Respiratory Syndrome-Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) has infected 182 people since it was first reported in September 2012. The disease, which has also resulted in 79 deaths over that time, has now been confirmed to be prevalent in camels throughout Saudi Arabia

2014-01-20 12:24:31

World Health Organization Says SARS-Like Illness "A Threat to the Entire World" NEW YORK, Jan.

MERS On The Rise, Kidney Failure Link Found, Camel Link Confirmed
2013-12-27 08:18:12

A total of seven new laboratory-confirmed cases of human infection with MERS-CoV have been reported to the World Health Organization since Dec. 17, 2013, bringing total number of confirmed illnesses to 170.

More Coronavirus Detected In Camels, Humans In Middle East
2013-12-04 09:17:17

Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) has been detected in a herd of camels in a barn in Qatar. The virus in the camels has been linked to two confirmed human infections from October 18 and Oct 29, 2013.

WHO: Mexico Cholera, Syria Poliovirus, MERS Coronavirus On The Rise
2013-11-29 09:03:58

MERS Coronavirus has been gripping the Middle East and parts of Europe for more than a year; Wild poliovirus type 1 has been on the rise in Syria after being nonexistent for more than 14 years; Mexico has seen an insurgence of infections from Vibrio cholerae O1 Ogawa in recent months.

Four New Coronavirus Cases May Bolster The Potential For An Epidemic
2013-11-18 09:09:05

The WHO has been informed of four new cases of MERS-CoV and a new study has made the case for the coronavirus becoming a "slowly growing epidemic."

Camel Owned By A MERS Patient Tests Positive For Coronavirus
2013-11-12 05:31:58

The Middle East respiratory coronavirus (MERS-CoV), which has sickened more than 150 people since first being detected in September 2012, has now been positively identified in the first camel.


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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chickabiddy
  • A young chicken: also used as a pet name for children.
The word 'chickabiddy' may come from 'chick' plus 'biddy', a name used in calling a hen or chicken.
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