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Saudi Arabia MoH reported three more cases of MERS-CoV infection (March 21 2014) - FluTrackers

Saudi Arabia MoH reported three more cases of MERS-CoV infection (March 21 2014) Novel Coronavirus - NCoV ( hCoV-EMC) 2012 - 2013 (#Saudi Arabia MoH reported three more cases of MERS-CoV infection (March 21 2014) http://t.co/wFkB409AmU...
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Lessons to be learned from the MERS outbreak

Lessons to be learned from the MERS outbreak | MERS-CoV | Scoop.it
Only a few months ago, the threat from Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) in large parts of the Gulf region appeared to be growing.
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Happy 2nd birthday Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV)...

Happy 2nd birthday Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV)... | MERS-CoV | Scoop.it
Its been 2-years since Prof. Ali Mohamed Zaki sent his email to ProMED notifying them of a novel coronavirus. That email was published 20-Sept 2012.[1] 
A year ago we had 138 cases and 58 deaths. Today we have 856 cases with perhaps 306 fatal (36%).

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New coronavirus cases discovered - Saudi Gazette

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New coronavirus cases discovered
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ABHA – The Ministry of Health announced Friday that it had registered two new coronavirus cases, bringing the total number of infected patients to 729 since August 2012.
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Bat Origins of MERS-CoV Supported by Bat Coronavirus HKU4 Usage of Human Receptor CD26: Cell Host & Microbe

Bat Origins of MERS-CoV Supported by Bat Coronavirus HKU4 Usage of Human Receptor CD26: Cell Host & Microbe | MERS-CoV | Scoop.it
Cell H&M: Bat Origins of #MERS-CoV Supported by Bat Coronavirus HKU4 Usage of Human Receptor CD26 http://t.co/BwsrYpUanr
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Coronavirus under control, claims official | Kingdom | Saudi Gazette

Coronavirus under control, claims official | Kingdom | Saudi Gazette | MERS-CoV | Scoop.it
The tone of truth and moderation (Coronavirus under control, claims official - Saudi Gazette : http://t.co/wO0Vrg8C1t)
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Social Data for Ebola Surveillance

Social Data for Ebola Surveillance | MERS-CoV | Scoop.it

Social media, local news, and mobile phone data are helping researchers develop tools to track and predict the path of the ongoing Ebola outbreak.

Nine days before the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the Ebola epidemic, a “mystery hemorrhagic fever” was spotted by HealthMap, software that mines government websites, social networks, and local news reports, among other sources, to map potential disease outbreaks. Run by researchers based at Boston Children’s Hospital, HealthMap uses “online informal sources for disease outbreak monitoring and real-time surveillance of emerging public health threats,” according to its website.

The early warning “shows some of these informal sources are helping paint a picture of what’s happening that’s useful to these public health agencies," HealthMap cofounder John Brownstein, a computational epidemiologist, told the Associated Press.

Anonymized data that revealed the geographical movements of 150,000 mobile phone users in Senegal is being used by Swedish nonprofit Flowminder to help predict how travel might shape the spread of Ebola. “If there are outbreaks in other countries, this might tell what places connected to the outbreak location might be at increased risk of new outbreaks,” Flowminder cofounder and Executive Director Linus Bengtsson told MIT Technology Review.

Analysis of these data is not meant to restrict people’s movements, but to offer clues as to where preventive efforts should be focused, according to Technology Review. In correspondence published inThe Lancet last month (July 26), Kathryn Jacobsen of George Mason University in Virginia and her colleagues proposed implementing emerging technologies to manage responses to outbreaks like the ongoing Ebola epidemic.

“Infectious disease surveillance systems should be strengthened by adopting new data-sharing technologies,” the authors wrote in their communication. “Emerging technologies can help early warning systems, outbreak response, and communication between health-care providers, wildlife and veterinary professionals, local and national health authorities, and international health agencies.”



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Philippines - DOH: Mers-Cov patient confined at Davao hospital - FluTrackers

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Philippines - DOH: Mers-Cov patient confined at Davao hospital Philippines - coronavirus (RT @GertvanderHoek: Philippines - DOH: Mers-Cov patient confined at Davao hospital - nurse http://t.co/Tw9Gqf6onq...
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Scientists find mild cases of MERS among patients' families - Fox News

Scientists find mild cases of MERS among patients' families - Fox News | MERS-CoV | Scoop.it
Fox News Scientists find mild cases of MERS among patients' families Fox News CHICAGO – Fewer than half of Saudi Arabian patients in a study passed the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome virus to household members, and many of those who developed...
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Researchers reveal transmission rate of MERS coronavirus

Researchers reveal transmission rate of MERS coronavirus | MERS-CoV | Scoop.it
The MERS coronavirus has caused disease outbreaks across the Arabian Peninsula and spread to Europe several times. The severe pneumonia virus has claimed the lives of several hundred people since its discovery in 2012.
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Man dies from coronavirus in Saudi Arabia - www.worldbulletin.net

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www.worldbulletin.net Man dies from coronavirus in Saudi Arabia www.worldbulletin.net Saudi Arabia has reported a new death from the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), commonly known as coronavirus, on Sunday bringing the total number of...
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Expat doc dies after a 105-day battle with coronavirus - Saudi Gazette

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Expat doc dies after a 105-day battle with coronavirus
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JEDDAH – Female doctor Hajir Muhammad Muhammad Ali passed away last week in Jeddah leaving behind her husband and children to celebrate Eid Al-Fitr alone.
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Iran - Woman, 67, confirmed coronavirus MERS death - FluTrackers

Iran - Woman, 67, confirmed coronavirus MERS death Iran - coronavirus (RT @FluTrackers: #Iran - Woman, 67, confirmed #coronavirus #MERS death - 5th case in Iran http://t.co/D14dmeloGo)...
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Scientists Are Now Worried That MERS Could Be Airborne

Scientists Are Now Worried That MERS Could Be Airborne | MERS-CoV | Scoop.it
MERS has infected at least 850 people since it first emerged two years ago.

Saudi scientists have found gene fragments of the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) virus in air from a barn housing an infected camel and say this suggests the disease may be transmitted through the air.

MERS, a serious respiratory illness caused by a virus known as a coronavirus (CoV), has infected at least 850 people since it first emerged two years ago and killed at least 327 of them, according to latest figures from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).

The vast majority of human cases have been in Saudi Arabia, but isolated MERS cases have been reported across Europe and in Asia and the United States in people linked who have recently traveled in the Middle East.

Scientists are not sure of the origin of the virus, but several studies have linked it to camels and some experts think it is being passed to humans through close physical contact or through the consumption of camel meat or camel milk.

However, in this latest study, published in the online journal of the American Society for Microbiology mBio, scientists said the detection of the virus in air samples was concerning and needed to be followed up.

 


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Remind me NOT to go into any camel barns in the near future....

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Rhiza Labs FluTracker Forum • View topic - KSA Updates Historic MERS Cases

KSA-MoH updates historic #MERS cases #nCoV #coronavirus #beta2c #SARS-like REGION http://t.co/cjDZQ25aZx
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Saudi Arabia MOH: 1 new CoV case; 0 deaths- September 15, 2014 - FluTrackers

Saudi Arabia MOH: 1 new CoV case; 0 deaths- September 15, 2014 Saudi Arabia - coronavirus (RT @FluTrackers: #Saudi Arabia MOH: 1 new #coronavirus #MERS case; 0 deaths - September 15, 2014 http://t.co/36py8ftL6C...
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The Mathematics of Ebola Trigger Stark Warnings: Act Now or Regret It | WIRED

The Mathematics of Ebola Trigger Stark Warnings: Act Now or Regret It | WIRED | MERS-CoV | Scoop.it
The Ebola epidemic in Africa has continued to expand since I last wrote about it, and as of a week ago, has accounted for more than 4,200 cases and 2,200 deaths in five countries: Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Senegal and Sierra Leone. That is extraordinary: Since the virus was discovered, no Ebola outbreak’s toll has risen…
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Indian worker dies of MERS corona virus in Saudi; family refuses to claim body - Economic Times

Economic Times Indian worker dies of MERS corona virus in Saudi; family refuses to claim body Economic Times RIYADH: An Indian worker has died in Saudi Arabia after contracting MERS corona virus and his family is reluctant to repatriate the remains...
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Saudi Arabia MOH: 1 new CoV case; 0 deaths- September 8, 2014 - FluTrackers

Saudi Arabia MOH: 1 new CoV case; 0 deaths- September 8, 2014 Saudi Arabia - coronavirus (RT @FluTrackers: #Saudi Arabia MOH: 1 new #coronavirus #MERS case; 0 deaths- September 8, 2014 http://t.co/1OLgawXbfY...
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Nurse turns out corona-virus free - Manila Standard Today

THE Philippines remained free of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Corona virus after the Filipino nurse who initially tested positive for the deadly disease...
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The marmoset animal model recapitulates severe disease symptoms of MERS coronavirus infection in humans

An article published on August 21st in PLOS Pathogens reports the first animal model that recapitulates the severe and sometimes lethal respiratory symptoms seen in human patients and suggests...
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How MERS jumped from bats to humans—and whether other viruses might, too

How MERS jumped from bats to humans—and whether other viruses might, too | MERS-CoV | Scoop.it
Spiked proteins make it easier for MERS to cross species.
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Suspected MERS (or Coronavirus)) case quarantined -- Min. Sabeeh - Kuwait News Agency

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10 new cases of Mers coronavirus in Saudi Arabia - The National

10 new cases of Mers coronavirus in Saudi Arabia - The National | MERS-CoV | Scoop.it
Independent Online 10 new cases of Mers coronavirus in Saudi Arabia The National RIYADH // Saudi Arabia reported 10 confirmed new cases of a deadly respiratory disease during Islam's fasting month of Ramadan, and subsequent Eid Al Fitr holiday,...
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The Guardian view on Ebola and the need for new drugs

The Guardian view on Ebola and the need for new drugs | MERS-CoV | Scoop.it
Editorial: Viral disease has been disrupting continents and civilisations for centuries. Time for a quicker response
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New Case Of Human Infection With MERS-CoV Reported In Iran: WHO - RTT News

New Case Of Human Infection With MERS-CoV Reported In Iran: WHO - RTT News | MERS-CoV | Scoop.it
New Case Of Human Infection With MERS-CoV Reported In Iran: WHO RTT News The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) said Wednesday that the National IHR Focal Point of Iran has informed it of an additional laboratory-confirmed case of human...
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