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2013-07-22 23:24:57

Mass gatherings in the Middle East could spell world-wide spreading of the MERS coronavirus, according to an article by Leslie Shepherd released by St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) July 21, 2013 According to the St. Michael’s Hospital article by Leslie Shepherd from July 19th, 2013, “Researchers Describe Potential for MERS Coronavirus to Spread Internationally After Mass Gatherings in the Middle East this Summer and Fall”, Dr. Khan, an infectious disease...

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...

Ferret Study Shows H7N9 Could Transmit Between Humans
2013-07-19 16:18:26

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The H7N9 bird flu strain that broke out in China earlier this year, sickening more than 130 and resulting in at least 43 deaths, has so far remained largely non-transmissible between humans. Regardless, that has been one of the most pressing questions to date, with fears that a move to human-to-human transmissions could spark a global pandemic. As well, cases of the 2013 outbreak have seemed to grind to a halt, with only two...

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...

2013-07-10 12:48:03

Epidemic model looked at 3 contributing factors Three waves of the deadliest influenza pandemic in history, known as the Spanish flu, hit England and Wales in 1918, just as World War 1 was coming to an end. Why flu arrives in multiple waves like this is the focus of a study by McMaster University researchers who discovered three contributing factors: the closing and opening of schools, temperature changes and – most importantly – changes in human...

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....

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...

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...


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