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UK Officials Confirm Fourth Person Has Contracted Novel Coronavirus
2013-02-17 09:15:07

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports — Your Universe Online A twelfth person has contracted the potentially life-threatening, SARS-like virus that has only recently been discovered in humans, but health officials continue to assure the general public that the risk of widespread infection remains extremely low, according to various media reports published this weekend. The new case, which was confirmed on Friday, is in the UK, making it the fourth British person to contract the novel...

SARS-Like Virus Cases Climb: Tenth Person Infected
2013-02-11 12:45:21

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Last September, a Qatari man was diagnosed with a respiratory illness similar to the SARS virus. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), this 49-year old man was the second person confirmed to have been diagnosed with the new coronavirus. Today, another person has been found with this virus, thereby becoming the 10th person globally since September to have contracted the virus. Five of these patients have since died...

Coronavirus May Have Multiple Hosts
2012-12-11 20:03:30

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online According to a new study published in the journal mBio, the new coronavirus has many potential hosts and could pass from animals to humans repeatedly. The new virus, hCoV-EMC, is blamed for five deaths and several other cases of severe disease originating in countries in the Middle East. The new study shows hCoV-EMC uses a different receptor in the human body than the SARS virus, which caused an epidemic in 2002 through 2003....

2012-11-27 20:22:25

LONDON, Nov. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The World Health Organization (WHO) last week reported that four new cases of SARS-like virus have been found in Saudi Arabia and Qatar, and the Department of Health in Singapore reported one additional case, adding to the two cases from the Middle East reported in late September. When the first two cases were reported, BioRadar UK Ltd., a biotechnology company focused on predicting and preventing viral pandemics, published data on October 5(th) showing a...

Middle Eastern Coronavirus Claims New Victims
2012-11-25 08:06:54

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A new coronavirus, similar in nature to SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome), has infected six and resulted in two deaths in the Middle East, various media outlets have reported this weekend. According to BBC News, the number of reported cases, as well as the number of fatalities linked with the respiratory ailment, doubled on Friday, as a second person was reported killed and three additional infections had been reported by...

Bat And Human Viruses Related
2012-11-20 14:30:05

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online According to a genetic analysis published in mBio, the virus that killed a man in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia earlier this year is linked to viruses found in bats. Researchers studied the genome of the HCoV-EMC/2012 virus to understand its relatedness to other viruses and possible sources. The results of the sequencing and analysis could be used to help develop therapies and vaccines if they are needed for this emerging disease. "The...

2012-11-13 12:17:19

Rapid mutation has long been considered a key to viral adaptation to environmental change. But in the case of the coronavirus responsible for deadly severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), collaborating researchers at the University of North Carolina and Vanderbilt University have found that accelerating the rate of mutations cripples the virus's ability to cause disease in animals. In addition, they say this finding may allow scientists to explore a new option for creating safer live...

2012-10-05 06:24:31

LONDON, Oct. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The identification of the virus responsible for a second case of SARS-like respiratory virus, "London1_novel CoV 2012", has raised concerns over the risk of the disease spreading (1). These concerns may be justified given the observed rise in virus's genomic Replikin(TM) Count. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121005/PH87818 ) An analysis of the current virus's genomic Replikin Count by Bioradar UK Ltd has revealed the Count to be increased...

2012-10-04 06:26:13

ROTTERDAM, The Netherlands, October 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Viroclinics Biosciences B.V. has relocated to the Rotterdam Science Tower, a new high-tech science facility that's about to become a hotspot for international life sciences, medical innovations and spin-offs from Erasmus MC and Erasmus University Rotterdam. This location will form the core of a powerful cluster of biomedical businesses, bringing a vast range of medical knowledge and business activity together within a...

WHO Issues Health Alerts On SARS-Like Virus, Saudi Arabia Takes Precautionary Measures
2012-09-26 12:55:47

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A Qatari man who was rushed to a UK hospital for treatment of a SARS-like disease is now the center of attention for the World Health Organization and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Reports surfaced that the 49-year-old man had traveled to Saudi Arabia, initiating the Arab state to take precautions to prevent the disease from spreading among Muslim pilgrims during next month's Haj pilgrimage. The reports also led the WHO to urge...


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...

70_78fe90c4061cfe6a3362f95c7417bece
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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