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New Discoveries Made In The Transmission Of Viruses Between Animals And Humans
2013-08-12 16:13:30

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Outbreaks such as the severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS) have afflicted people around the world, yet many people think these trends are on the decline. Quite the opposite is true. The efforts to combat this epidemic are being spearheaded by a team of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) scientists. Led by Monica Borucki of LLNL's Biosciences and Biotechnology Division, the...

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...

MERS Virus Not Epidemic
2013-07-26 11:11:23

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Those making plans to travel to the Middle East can breathe easy, as the deadly MERS virus is not expected to break out on an epidemic scale, according to new research from a group of Saudi and British scientists. The international team recently published a report in the journal The Lancet Infectious Diseases that examined 47 cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, or MERS. In the most comprehensive analysis yet, the scientists...

Bat Origin Of MERS-CoV Virus
2013-07-24 15:16:47

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers wrote in the journal Emerging Infectious Disease that they have detected a virus in the feces of a South African bat that is more genetically similar to Middle East respiratory syndrome-coronavirus (MERS-CoV) than any other known virus. The scientists believe their findings indicate that African bats may have played a role in the evolution of MERS-CoV predecessor viruses, which has killed nearly half the people who have...

2013-07-24 10:21:37

Scientists battling disease that costs hog industry $800 million each year A research team from the University of Missouri and Kansas State University has been working to find a cure for a specific virus that affects pigs and costs the hog industry $800 million annually. In their latest study, the team disproved one way the virus spreads, which will help scientists narrow the search for an ultimate cure. Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome Virus (PRRSV) can inhibit pigs from...

MERS Could Spread Internationally Via Mass Pilgrimages
2013-07-20 05:39:52

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Two upcoming mass gatherings involving millions of individuals could cause Middle East respiratory syndrome-coronavirus (MERS-CoV) to spread internationally, according to new research published in the online journal PLOS Currents: Outbreaks. Lead investigator Dr. Kamran Khan of St. Michael's Hospital and his colleagues warn that MERS could spread faster and wider during the upcoming umrah and hajj, which typically draw millions of...

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...


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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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2011-01-11 13:56:53

Peritonitis (FIP) affects cats and is lethal. Some believe it is the cause of Feline Infectious Peritonitis Virus (FIPV) which is a mutated form of Feline Enteric Coronavirus. The most common theory is that the normally benign FECV mutates into FIPV. This virus has the ability to invade and replicate in certain white blood cells. Due to immune response there is an inflammatory reaction in the tissues. Although fatal it is rare, it occurs roughly in one of every 5000 households. A nasally...

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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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  • Remarkable; prodigious.
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  • Completely; extremely.
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