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2014-05-30 11:18:45

PLOS New coronavirus inhibitor exhibits potent antiviral activity by blocking the viral hijacking of host membranes Since the SARS epidemic in 2003, coronaviruses have been on the watch list for emerging pathogens, and the ongoing outbreak of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) confirmed that they represent a serious threat. No specific drugs exist against coronaviruses so far, but an article published on May 29th in PLOS Pathogens introduces a new inhibitor of...

2014-05-21 13:42:09

NIH Research by NIH Scientists, Grantees Identifies Leads for Further Study WHAT: Clinicians treating patients suffering from Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) currently have no drugs specifically targeted to the MERS coronavirus (MERS-CoV), a virus first detected in humans in 2012 that has since caused 614 laboratory-confirmed infections, including 181 that were fatal, according to the World Health Organization. The case count escalated sharply in the spring of this year, and...

MERS Arrives In The Netherlands, Researchers Identify Drugs That Could Treat The Deadly Virus
2014-05-20 08:36:27

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The deadly Middle East respiratory syndrome-coronavirus (MERS-CoV) has been largely confined to the Middle East and surrounding countries since it was first reported two years ago. In fact, prior to 2014 it has only been reported in a handful of Old World countries outside the Middle East, with relatively few cases observed in each. As of late, however, the dangerous illness has reared its ugly head in the US. The first US case...

2014-05-15 16:28:14

Innovative UV system provides unobtrusive, 24/7 pathogen protection SOUTH BEND, Ind., May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently confirmed the second case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) virus to hit the United States was diagnosed in a healthcare worker who had traveled from Saudi Arabia to Orlando, Florida. MERS was first reported in Saudi Arabia in 2012 and since then, it has been sweeping across the Arabian Peninsula...

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...

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...

Two Previously Italian MERS-CoV Cases Downgraded To Probable Cases
2013-09-23 06:35:01

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online On Friday, September 20, 2013 the World Health Organization (WHO) downgraded two previously laboratory-confirmed cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome-Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) to probable cases. The two cases are that of a 42-year-old woman and a two-year-old girl in Italy who were reported as confirmed cases on June 2, 2013 after a close relative who had recently returned home from the Middle East was confirmed the day before....

Researchers Look To Quantify Viral Diversity Of Mammals
2013-09-03 14:44:56

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In late 2002, the SARS epidemic ripped through Southeast Asia and rattled worldwide confidence in medical technology’s capacity to prevent pandemics like those that have plagued human populations throughout history. It was later discovered that the novel virus had spread to humans from mammals in Southeast Asia. By 2003, scientists had isolated the SARS virus from meat samples taken from a local market in Guangdong, China. A new...

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...


Latest SARS coronavirus Reference Libraries

Masked Palm Civet, Paguma larvata
2012-11-16 15:05:30

The masked palm civet (Paguma larvata), also known as the gem-faced civet, can be found in Southeast Asia and the Indian Subcontinent. Its range includes China and the islands of Sumatra, Borneo, Taiwan, and the island chains of Nicobar and Andaman. It does occur in Japan, but experts do not know if it is native or introduced in that area of its range. It prefers a habitat within temperate deciduous forests and tropical rainforests. The masked palm civet resembles most other civets in body...

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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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