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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...

Qatari Man Transported To UK Hospital After Diagnosis Of SARS-Like Illness
2012-09-24 10:03:58

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A respiratory illness similar to SARS virus has been found in a patient from Qatar. The 49-year-old man, who was transferred to a London hospital by air ambulance from Qatar, is the second person confirmed with the coronavirus, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). The UN health body said it urgently needs more information on the new virus, which comes from the same family as the SARS virus that emerged in 2002-03 and...

2012-05-31 01:33:21

Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine will receive up to $6.2 million over five years from the National Institute Of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, part of the National Institutes of Health, to develop a vaccine for severe acute respiratory syndrome, commonly called SARS. "This will be our first major effort to develop a vaccine for a potential public health emergency threat in the United States. It gets us into a new area of biodefense while in the past we've been focusing on...

2011-09-23 11:23:38

Fresh insight into how viruses such as SARS and flu can jump from one species to another may help scientists predict the emergence of diseases in future. Researchers have shown that viruses are better able to infect species that are closely related to their typical target species than species that are distantly related. Their results suggest that when diseases make the leap to a distant species — such as bird flu infecting humans — they may then spread easily in species...

2011-02-17 08:37:24

(Ivanhoe Newswire) "“ Rather than implementing policies to reduce the impact of a flu epidemic right away, it might be better to hold off a few weeks after the start of the outbreak, according to a new study. When an outbreak of a severe disease such as influenza or SARS takes hold and spreads rapidly, governments consider various "social distancing" measures to limit the impact of the outbreak, for example closing schools and public places. However, the costs and societal impact of...

2011-02-11 13:40:12

It might be better to implement policies to reduce the impact of a flu epidemic a few weeks after the start of an outbreak rather than straight away, according to a new study that uses mathematical models to simulate the effects of different interventions. The research is published today in the online journal PLoS Computational Biology. When an outbreak of severe influenza or another severe disease like Sars takes hold and grows rapidly, governments consider various "social distancing"...

2011-01-11 11:28:41

By Richard Harth, Science Writer: The Biodesign Institute Under the electron microscope, a coronavirus may resemble a spiny sea urchin or appear crownlike, (the shape from which this family of pathogens takes its name). Previously recognized as the second leading cause of the common cold in humans and for economically important diseases in many domesticated animals, a new disease form abruptly emerged as a major public health concern in 2002, when the SARS coronavirus (CoV) surfaced in Asia....

2010-11-04 06:40:00

More than 30 million people in the United States travel to resource-limited areas of the world each year. This global mobility may contribute to the spread of infectious diseases "“ such as influenza, measles, and meningitis "“ and may also put individual travelers at risk for malaria, typhoid, dengue fever and hepatitis. Despite these potential risks, a recent study conducted by the Division of Infectious Diseases at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and published in the...

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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