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

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online 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 an announcement by Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Health on Tuesday that 12 additional cases have been confirmed. In light of the continued outbreak, which to date has sickened more than 250 people and killed 93 since September 2012,...

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 afflict swine farms. THYMOX is effective against viruses such as PED The first cases of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea, a disease currently wreaking havoc in swine farms in the United States, were recently confirmed in Canada. Laboratoire M2's THYMOX Disinfectant allows breeders to effectively...

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

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online 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 dromedary camels throughout Saudi Arabia and has been for the past two decades, if not longer, according to an international study. For the study, published in the American Society of...

2014-01-20 12:24:31

World Health Organization Says SARS-Like Illness "A Threat to the Entire World" NEW YORK, Jan. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NYBC's Laboratory of Viral Immunology at its Lindsley F. Kimball Research Institute has received a significant grant to continue development of a vaccine against Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) - one of the most dangerous emerging viruses. Lanying Du., Ph.D., Co-head of the laboratory, was awarded more than $400,000 for this...

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

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online It is hard to tell if human cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome-Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) are slowing down or speeding up. A total of seven new laboratory-confirmed cases of human infection with MERS-CoV have been reported to the World Health Organization (WHO) since Dec. 17, 2013. The last cases prior to these were reported two weeks earlier on Dec. 2, 2013. A total of 14 cases were reported to the WHO between Nov. 4 and Dec....

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

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online 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 29, 2013. Researchers from Erasmus Medical Center in the Netherlands have confirmed the presence of MERS-CoV in three camels in a herd of 14 animals with which both human cases had contact. The confirmations were made with...

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

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online 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. This week the World Health Organization (WHO) has received three separate reports from health officials in Saudi Arabia, Mexico and Syria pertaining...

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

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Over the past weekend, the World Health Organization (WHO) has been informed of four additional laboratory-confirmed cases of infection with Middle Eastern respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV). The new cases may actually come as no surprise to an international group of experts who reported last week that the disease may become a “slowly growing epidemic.” Publishing a paper in The Lancet Infectious Diseases, the...

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

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online 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, according to the BBC. The animal had been owned by a person previously diagnosed with the SARS-like virus. This confirmation follows an earlier study that linked camels to the virus. Researchers with the National Institute for Public Health...

First Coronavirus Case Detected In Oman, Four More In Saudi Arabia
2013-11-01 10:09:01

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As the annual hajj pilgrimage has come and gone in the Middle East, Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Health continues to monitor the situation for any signs of an increase in the number of cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV). On October 29 and again on Oct. 31, 2013, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported of additional laboratory-confirmed cases of MERS-CoV, as submitted by the Ministry of Health...


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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