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A TIME'S MEMORY: Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus ...

Since April 2012, 178 laboratory-confirmed of human infection with Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) have been reported to WHO, including 76 deaths (Figure 1). The median age of all lab-confirmed ...
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Saudi Arabia: MERS virus kills 19 in a week

Saudi Arabia: MERS virus kills 19 in a week | MERS-CoV | Scoop.it
Deaths from the MERS coronavirus have surged in Saudi Arabia ahead of the Haj pilgrimage, with 19 fatalities recorded in a week, according to health ministry statistics.
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Saudi Arabia - MoH announces 53 coronavirus MERS cases & 17 deaths in Health Guard King Abdulaziz & Fahd Hospitals outbreak - August 23, 2015 - FluTrackers

Saudi Arabia - MoH announces 53 coronavirus MERS cases & 17 deaths in Health Guard King Abdulaziz & Fahd Hospitals outbreak - August 23, 2015
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Jordan records second Coronavirus case in 2 days - coming from abroad - August 27, 2015 - FluTrackers

Jordan records second Coronavirus case in 2 days - coming from abroad - August 27, 2015
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WHO: Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Saudi Arabia - FluTrackers

Disease outbreak news 26 August 2015 Between 18 and 21 August 2015, the National IHR Focal Point for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia notified WHO of 29 additional cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection, including 6...
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MERS Cases Increasing in Saudi Arabia, And The Hajj Is Coming – Phenomena: Germination

MERS Cases Increasing in Saudi Arabia, And The Hajj Is Coming – Phenomena: Germination | MERS-CoV | Scoop.it
When last we checked in on the elusive disease MERS—Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, caused by a virus related to the cause of the worldwide SARS epidemic in 2003—it had been brewing in the Gulf s...
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WHO | Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Saudi Arabia

Between 3 and 9 August 2015, the National IHR Focal Point for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia notified WHO of 17 additional cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection, including 3 deaths.
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Saudi Arabia Is on the Cusp of Another MERS Outbreak

New cases of the MERS coronavirus are showing up at a rate the country hasn't seen since its big outbreak last year.
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Coronavirus kills woman, infects four - Yahoo! Maktoob News

Coronavirus kills woman, infects four - Yahoo! Maktoob News | MERS-CoV | Scoop.it
A 72-year-old woman from Riyadh became to latest victim of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) coronavirus on Friday, bringing the total number of people succumbing to the contagion to 475 since June 2012 in the Kingdom.
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Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Saudi Arabia - World Health Organization

Between 3 and 9 August 2015, the National IHR Focal Point for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia notified WHO of 17 additional cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection, including 3 deaths.
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Higher virus load linked to worse clinical outcomes in MERS-CoV

Higher virus load linked to worse clinical outcomes in MERS-CoV | MERS-CoV | Scoop.it
Recent data suggested an association existed between higher virus load of the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus and worse clinical outcomes, such as death and admission to the ICU.Researchers evaluated whether virus load of MERS-CoV, as...
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Antibody found that fights MERS coronavirus

Antibody found that fights MERS coronavirus | MERS-CoV | Scoop.it

An international team of researchers has found a MERS neutralizing antibody—a discovery that could perhaps lead to a treatment for people infected with the virus. In their paper published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the team describes the study they undertook that led to the discovery and why they believe what they found might lead to both prevention and treatment for the oftentimes deadly disease.

 

Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) is an ailment that causes severe respiratory problems for those infected and has a high mortality rate. It is believed to have got its start in humans after jumping from camels (who got it from bats) somewhere in the Middle East but has subsequently been found in patients in many other places. The virus does not transmit from person to person very easily, thus the source of most infections is still not clear. To date MERS has killed more than 500 people in 26 countries since it was first identified back in 2012. The most recent outbreak has been taking place in South Korea.


Efforts to find a means of preventing people from falling prey to the virus or combating it in those afflicted have thus far failed. In this new effort, the researchers studied the immune response of a 49 year old male patient suffering from the condition, but whose immune system finally won out. In so doing, they were able to locate the specific antibody that they believe was instrumental in saving the man's life—known as LCA60, it binds to the virus when it encounters it, preventing the virus from binding to CD26 receptor cells.


The researchers tested the antibody in mice (by both injection and inhalation) and found that doing so caused a steep reduction in the number of virus cells in the lungs. Notably, they found that they got nearly the same results whether the mice were given the antibody before or after they were infected. This suggests it might be possible to inject the antibody into people at risk to help them fight off the disease and also to use it as a treatment for those that already have it.


Via Dr. Stefan Gruenwald
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WHO | Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Saudi Arabia

Between 16 and 25 July 2015, the National IHR Focal Point for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia notified WHO of 8 additional cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection, including 1 death.
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Saudi Arabia records seven new coronavirus infected cases - Kuwait News Agency

Saudi Arabia records seven new coronavirus infected cases
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In a press conference held on the latest development of coronavirus in the Kingdom, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Health for Public Health Dr.
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Seven new coronavirus cases detected in Riyadh - Al-Arabiya

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Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Health has announced that the number of people in the kingdom receiving treatment for the MERS virus has risen to 65.
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WHO: Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Saudi Arabia - August 27, 2015 - FluTrackers

WHO: Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Saudi Arabia - August 27, 2015
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MERS Cases Surge in Saudi Arabia Month Before Hajj - Breitbart News

MERS Cases Surge in Saudi Arabia Month Before Hajj - Breitbart News | MERS-CoV | Scoop.it
Saudi Arabia faces another surge in the MERS coronavirus infections as citizens ready for the Hajj pilgrimage.
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WHO: Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Saudi Arabia (21 August 2015) - FluTrackers

Source: http://www.who.int/csr/don/21-august-2015-mers-saudi-arabia/en/ Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Saudi Arabia Disease outbreak news 21 August 2015 Between 13 and 17 August 2015, the National IHR Focal Point for the...
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Saudi MERS infections soar ahead of hajj pilgrimage - Yahoo News

Saudi MERS infections soar ahead of hajj pilgrimage - Yahoo News | MERS-CoV | Scoop.it
MERS coronavirus infections have soared in Saudi Arabia ahead of the hajj pilgrimage, killing three people and forcing a Riyadh hospital to close its emergency ward, officials and newspapers said Thursday.
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WHO: Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Saudi Arabia (August 18, 2015 update) - FluTrackers

Source: http://www.who.int/csr/don/18-august-2015-mers-saudi-arabia/en/ Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Saudi Arabia Disease outbreak news 18 August 2015 Between 10 and 12 August 2015, the National IHR Focal Point for the...
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Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Saudi Arabia - World Health Organization

Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Saudi Arabia World Health Organization Between 3 and 9 August 2015, the National IHR Focal Point for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia notified WHO of 17 additional cases of Middle East...
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WHO: Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Saudi Arabia (August 12, 2015 update) - FluTrackers

Source: http://www.who.int/csr/don/12-august-2015-mers-saudi-arabia/en/ Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Saudi Arabia Disease outbreak news 12 August 2015 Between 3 and 9 August 2015, the National IHR Focal Point for the...
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Saudi Arabia: 22 new coronavirus cases in one month - Al-Arabiya

Al-Arabiya Saudi Arabia: 22 new coronavirus cases in one month Al-Arabiya At least 22 people have contracted the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) during the month between July 17 and August 15, Saudi Arabia's Health Ministry...
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WHO | Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Saudi Arabia

Between 28 and 29 July 2015, the National IHR Focal Point for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia notified WHO of 2 additional cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection.
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Manchester Royal Infirmary A&E patients tested for deadly virus: Re-read live ... - Manchester Evening News

Manchester Royal Infirmary A&E patients tested for deadly virus: Re-read live ... - Manchester Evening News | MERS-CoV | Scoop.it
Medics have diagnosed two people as possibly suffering from Middle East Respiratory Syndrome , MERS, and one has been transferred to North Manchester General's Infectious Disease Unit
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