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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.
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?
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.
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.
The Saudi Arabian Ministry of Health reported to the World Health Organization on Wednesday of an additional eight laboratory-confirmed cases of MERS coronavirus in the Middle East.
Researchers have discovered the first concrete evidence of animal to human transmission, a correlation that could have strong implications in finding a cure, or at least a vaccine, for MERS coronavirus in humans.
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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