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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.
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.
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.
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With the ongoing threat of the dangerous 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.
Ten years after the SARS outbreak, researchers 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.
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.
A new study attempts to get out in front of the next global pandemic by estimating the total number of unknown diseases that could be found in mammals and the costs associated with identifying those viruses.
Those travelling 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 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...
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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