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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....

Complex Animal, Human Transmission Patterns Seen In MERS-CoV
2013-09-20 07:14:44

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) continues to spread, researchers have been asking one big question: Has it jumped from animals to humans just once or has it made several jumps throughout its history? A new study published in The Lancet indicates that the virus may have jumped numerous times, based on the genetic diversity found in virus sampling from 25 Saudi Arabian MERS patients. Researchers from...

As MERS Continues Its Grasp, Research Looks For Answers
2013-09-09 07:17:54

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As of September 7, the World Health Organization (WHO) has been notified of an additional six laboratory-confirmed cases of MERS-CoV, bringing the total number of illnesses of this virus to 114. Of the six new cases, four have resulted in death, bringing the MERS-CoV death toll to 54. Of the newest reported cases, one comes from Tunisia of a 66-year-old man who became ill on May 1, 2013 and died nine days later on May 10. The...

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...

Eight New Confirmed Cases Of MERS Reported In Middle East
2013-08-29 09:54:01

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The Saudi Arabian Ministry of Health reported to the World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday of an additional eight laboratory-confirmed cases of MERS coronavirus (MERS-CoV) in the Middle East. Together with the latest cases, the WHO has been informed of a total of 102 lab-confirmed cases of infection, including 49 deaths. The latest cases include two men (54 and 51 years old) with underlying medical conditions from Riyadh...

Bat Virus A 100-Percent Genetic Match To Human MERS
2013-08-22 06:58:15

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Earlier this month scientists from The Netherlands found a correlation between MERS and camels, discovering Middle Eastern and African dromedaries had carried coronavirus antibodies genetically similar to the virus infecting humans. Now, researchers from Columbia University, EcoHealth Alliance and the Saudi Arabia Ministry of Health have discovered the first concrete evidence of animal to human transmission. The results of this...


Latest Severe acute respiratory syndrome 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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