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MERS Cases Double In Month Of April Alone, First US Case Confirmed
2014-05-03 11:42:53

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online With the ongoing threat of the dangerous Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) coronavirus, experts have been feverishly looking for a source of the infection, which has so far claimed the lives of more than 130 people since first being detected in June 2012 – and first reported three months later in September 2012. Studies on the virus have revolved around bats, goats, sheep, and camels, with the most reliable sources having...

First Coronavirus Case Detected In Oman, Four More In Saudi Arabia
2013-11-01 10:09:01

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As the annual hajj pilgrimage has come and gone in the Middle East, Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Health continues to monitor the situation for any signs of an increase in the number of cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV). On October 29 and again on Oct. 31, 2013, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported of additional laboratory-confirmed cases of MERS-CoV, as submitted by the Ministry of Health...

SARS-Like Coronavirus Found In Bats
2013-10-31 04:47:55

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Ten years after the SARS outbreak, researchers from a nonprofit conservation and global health issues organization have announced the discovery of a new coronavirus in Chinese horseshoe bats similar to the disease that infected more than 8,000 people and resulted in nearly 800 deaths worldwide. Scientists with EcoHealth Alliance and an international team of colleagues have found genome sequences of a new pathogen closely related...

Novel Coronavirus Kills Five In Saudi Arabia, WHO Reports
2013-05-03 07:40:13

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Saudi Arabia´s Ministry of Health has confirmed to the World health Organization (WHO) on Thursday (May 2) that seven new lab cases of infection to the novel coronavirus (nCoV) have been discovered, including five deaths. The remaining two patients are currently in critical condition, according to the Ministry. NCoV is a SARS-like virus that was first reported back in September 2012. Since then the WHO has been informed of a...

Ninth Death From Novel Coronavirus Confirmed By WHO
2013-03-13 10:34:20

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Last Friday (Mar 8), health officials with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that the SARS-like coronavirus (NCV) was on the rise and warned American doctors that the virus could strike the United States. Yesterday (Mar 12), the World Health Organization (WHO) reported that it had received confirmation from the Saudi Arabia health ministry that another person has died from the virus, raising the...

SARS-Like Virus Cases Climb: Tenth Person Infected
2013-02-11 12:45:21

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Last September, a Qatari man was diagnosed with a respiratory illness similar to the SARS virus. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), this 49-year old man was the second person confirmed to have been diagnosed with the new coronavirus. Today, another person has been found with this virus, thereby becoming the 10th person globally since September to have contracted the virus. Five of these patients have since died...

Coronavirus May Have Multiple Hosts
2012-12-11 20:03:30

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online According to a new study published in the journal mBio, the new coronavirus has many potential hosts and could pass from animals to humans repeatedly. The new virus, hCoV-EMC, is blamed for five deaths and several other cases of severe disease originating in countries in the Middle East. The new study shows hCoV-EMC uses a different receptor in the human body than the SARS virus, which caused an epidemic in 2002 through 2003....

Middle Eastern Coronavirus Claims New Victims
2012-11-25 08:06:54

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A new coronavirus, similar in nature to SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome), has infected six and resulted in two deaths in the Middle East, various media outlets have reported this weekend. According to BBC News, the number of reported cases, as well as the number of fatalities linked with the respiratory ailment, doubled on Friday, as a second person was reported killed and three additional infections had been reported by...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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