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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...

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...

Camels Discovered To Carry MERS Coronavirus Antibodies
2013-08-09 07:44:37

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As MERS Coronavirus continues to unleash its wrath in the Middle East, so far sickening 94 people and killing 46, researchers have struggled to find a source of infection. Once tying the SARS-like infections to pipistrelle bats, which carry a similar strain of the coronavirus, researchers now believe dromedary (one-humped) camels may be to blame. A team of researchers, led by Chantal Reusken of the National Institute for Public...

2013-06-10 23:02:05

Oakland Zoo is happy to announce the arrival of two new dromedary (Arabian) camels. Oakland, CA (PRWEB) June 10, 2013 Oakland Zoo is happy to announce the arrival of two new dromedary (Arabian) camels that relocated from Gladys Porter Zoo in Brownsville, Texas. One male named Bahir (meaning dazzling), and one female, Zahara (meaning shining, exquisite flower), are young camels and weigh about 630 pounds each, but will grow to reach 1100-1500 pounds as they mature. Oakland Zoo´s new...

Camel Genome Reveals Evolutionary History
2013-05-28 12:39:16

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers have sequenced the genome of a Bactrian camel named Mozart, laying down the foundation for future scientific work on these large desert mammals. Camels consist of two species, which include the one-humped dromedary and the two-humped Bactrian camel. The animals have the ability to carry heavy loads in harsh desert environments over long distances. They can survive weeks in hostile environments without food or water....

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2011-07-05 05:25:00

Australian plans to kill feral camels that inhabit the wilderness on the grounds that their flatulence adds to global warming has come under attack by the word's association of camel scientists, reports the AFP news agency. Northwest Carbon, a land and animal management consultancy proposed the killing of wild dromedaries in exchange for carbon credits. Australia, which has one of the highest per-capita carbon dioxide levels in the world, is heavily reliant on coal-fired power and mining...


Latest Dromedary Reference Libraries

Dromedary Camel, Camelus dromedarius
2012-08-24 14:19:35

The dromedary camel (Camelus dromedarius), also known as the Arabian camel, is a completely domesticated species that appears on the IUCN Red List with a conservation status of “Domesticated”. It is thought that when wild, its native range was mainly in the Arabian Peninsula. It can now be found in South Asia, North Africa, and the Middle East. The only dromedary camels that display wild behaviors are the population of feral camels in Australia, which were introduced in 1840. It prefers a...

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2007-08-14 12:56:55

The Bactrian camel (Camelus bactrianus), is a large even-toed ungulate native to the steppes of eastern Asia. The Bactrian camel has two humps on its back, in contrast to the Dromedary, also known as the Arabian camel, which has one. For a memory aid the B of Bactrian can be imagined as a graphic of two humps and the D of Dromedary can be imagined as a graphic of one hump. Nearly all of the estimated 1.4 million Bactrian Camels alive today are domesticated, but in October 2002 the...

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