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2013-07-18 08:29:59

FOREST, Va., July 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Safe Life FZC, a new breed of healthcare distributors based in United Arab Emirates (UAE), is employing the latest technology to combat dangerous outbreaks like the deadly Coronavirus or MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome). So it's no surprise that they are attempting to break the cycle of transmission by adopting self-cleaning NanoSeptic® surfaces for use throughout hospitals, hotels, shopping centers and schools. (Photo:...

MERS Coronavirus Scare Prompts Saudi Arabia To Block Pilgrimage
2013-07-14 07:34:14

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As millions of Muslims from all over the globe prepare to visit Mecca this October as part of the Hajj, Saudi Arabian health officials have said they'll deny visas to those elderly pilgrims or those with existing chronic conditions to protect them against the MERS-Coronavirus. Additionally, these health officials have asked those who do attend to don masks to prevent the potential spread of this virus. The Middle East respiratory...

WHO Reports Three New MERS-CoV Cases, Four Deaths
2013-07-08 06:09:42

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Health has reported three additional laboratory-confirmed cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome-coronavirus (MERS-CoV) to the World Health Organization this past week. The MoH has also confirmed four additional deaths from the virus on July 7. The newest cases are a 69-year-old male and a 66-year-old male from Riyadh. Both were admitted to the hospital on June 28 and are listed in critical condition...

Scientists See No Pandemic Risk For MERS-Coronavirus... Yet
2013-07-05 08:42:11

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Despite the recent death of a man in the UK, scientists are reporting there is currently no risk of the Middle East respiratory syndrome-coronavirus (MERS-CoV) triggering a pandemic. The BBC reports the latest MERS-CoV victim was a 49-year-old patient who passed away on June 28. He was transported from Qatar to St. Thomas' Hospital in London last September and was being treated for kidney failure and acute respiratory syndrome....

2013-06-26 08:31:06

CARLSBAD, Calif., June 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Life Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: LIFE) announces that its Applied Biosystems® 7500 Fast Dx Real-Time PCR instrument is suitable for use with the CDC Novel Coronavirus 2012 Real-time RT-PCR Assay, which has received Emergency Use Authorization for detection in patient specimens of the novel Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV). To date the virus has been found in Jordan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab...

Six MERS-Coronavirus Cases Confirmed Over The Weekend
2013-06-24 08:46:01

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Two releases by the World Health Organization (WHO) detail six new confirmed cases of MERS-Coronavirus over the weekend. The laboratory-confirmed cases were reported to the WHO by Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Health. The Ministry of Health first reported four new cases of MERS-CoV on Saturday, June 22. The first case was a 43-year-old female from the Eastern Region who has since recovered. The other three cases are all female...

MERS Coronavirus Spreading Like Wildfire, New 10-Minute Test Diagnoses Cases
2013-06-18 10:50:28

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As the MERS-Coronavirus continues to spread, it seems little can be done to keep the virus at bay. In the past week the World Health Organization (WHO) has reported nine new cases of the virus. The global total for MERS-CoV now stands at 64 laboratory-confirmed cases and 38 deaths. All nine new cases have been reported to the WHO by the Saudi Arabia Ministry of Health. On June 14, the Ministry reported three new cases of...

WHO Says MERS Coronavirus Has Pandemic Qualities
2013-06-11 10:19:54

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The World Health Organization (WHO) met with the officials from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) last week to discuss and assess the MERS-coronavirus outbreak that has been steadily growing in the Middle East and surrounding countries. The virus, which was recently renamed from novel coronavirus to Middle East respiratory syndrome-coronavirus, is a distant relative of the SARS strain that killed 740 people in 2003. The first...

New Coronavirus Case Confirmed, Wild Poliovirus Turns Up In Sewage
2013-06-06 09:23:21

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Two updates from the World Health Organization (WHO) have surfaced this past week; one details a new case in an ongoing health crisis in the Middle East and another describes a separate virus recently discovered in Israel. MERS-CoV As the health threat continues to rise for infections from Middle East Respiratory Syndrome-Coronavirus (MERS-CoV), the WHO has issued its latest report describing a new laboratory-confirmed case in...

Three New Cases Of MERS-Coronavirus Confirmed In Italy
2013-06-03 08:59:51

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In a statement released over the weekend, the World Health Organization (WHO) said the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome-Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) is continuing to spread, with three new cases now confirmed in Italy. Italy´s Ministry of Health notified the WHO via the EU´s Early Warning Response System (EWRS) on Saturday about the first confirmed case of MERS-CoV in that country. The patient is a 45-year-old man who recently...


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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