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First Report Of Novel Coronavirus In Africa Brings Global Case Count To 43
2013-05-22 07:14:32

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Tunisia´s Ministry of Health has reported to the World Health Organization (WHO) that the novel coronavirus (nCoV) has shown up on its doorstep. A 66-year-old Tunisian man has died and at least two family members who had contracted the infection have since recovered. This marks the first time nCoV has shown up in Africa. The Ministry told WHO that it had confirmed two cases in the laboratory and was still looking into a third...

Second Case Of Coronavirus Confirmed In France
2013-05-13 04:50:15

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online As French health officials confirmed a second case of the new SARS-like novel coronavirus (nCoV) in that country on Sunday, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported that they believe it is likely that the illness can travel from person to person following prolonged exposure. According to Reuters reports, officials with the French Healthy Ministry said the new infection was found in a 50-year-old man who had shared a hospital...

French Health Ministry Confirms Three New Cases Of Novel Coronavirus
2013-05-10 12:50:11

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Two days after French health officials confirmed the first case of novel coronavirus (NCoV) in their country, a spokeswoman for the regional health authority of Northern France said two health care workers who cared for the 65-year-old infected man are under surveillance on suspicion of being infected as well. Beatrice Degrugillers said a doctor and nurse were hospitalized Thursday night and are continuing to be monitored closely....

Health Officials Confirm First Case Of Novel Coronavirus In France
2013-05-08 10:16:20

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The French Health Ministry on Wednesday reported the first case of the SARS-like novel coronavirus (NCoV) in the country after a 65-year-old Frenchman contracted a respiratory illness on a recent trip to Dubai. Health authorities said they are trying to find anyone who may have been in contact with him to prevent it from spreading. The Health Ministry said they do not yet know how or where exactly the man picked up the virus, but...

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...

Erasmus Virus Tactics Suggest Treating By Altering Lung Cells' Response To Infection
2013-04-30 09:43:12

University of Washington Erasmus virus resets cells' genes and causes breathing distress and kidney failure A new virus that causes severe breathing distress and kidney failure elicits a distinctive airway cell response to allow it to multiply. Scientists studying the Human Coronavirus-Erasmus Medical Center, which first appeared April 2012 in the Middle East, have discovered helpful details about its stronghold tactics. Their findings predict that certain currently available...

2013-03-14 08:28:30

New Research Makes Case for Government Policymakers to Reconsider Face Masks and Other Infection Source Control Measures to Stem Virus and Flu Outbreaks Among General Public HAUPPAUGE, N.Y., March 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Crosstex International, a subsidiary of Cantel Medical Corp. (NYSE: CMN), and Prestige Ameritech, the only two major U.S.-based medical mask manufacturers have joined forces to bring attention to a glaring void in public health research and policy - that, if...

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...

Deadly SARS-Like Coronavirus Could Strike US, Warns CDC
2013-03-09 07:19:11

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The deadly new virus that has caused 14 people to fall ill and resulted in eight fatalities to date, has yet to infect anyone in the US. But that hasn´t stopped the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) from issuing a preemptive warning to state and local health officials. While most cases of the novel coronavirus have been linked to the Middle East, three recently-confirmed cases (including one death) in the UK...

New Coronavirus Strain Adapted To Humans, Replicates Faster Than SARS
2013-02-19 11:24:51

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new strain of coronavirus, which has already infected 12 people and killed six in the past several months, has been found to breed in the human body much faster than SARS and can evade the immune system just as easily as a common cold. While health experts feel they may be able to develop immunotherapy to prevent the spread of the disease, they do not yet know how readily it does spread. Publishing their findings in the February...

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...

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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