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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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

2013-07-10 12:48:03

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.


Word of the Day
fleuron
  • an ornament or knob in the shape of a flower
  • In architecture, a floral ornament; specifically, the large conventional flower usually placed in the center of the abacus of a Corinthian capital or classic ceiling-caisson; also, the floreated termination of a Gothic finial.
[ "The word 'fleuron' comes from French."]