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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...

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....

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...


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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penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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