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MERS Update

By | June 4, 2015

Through contact tracing, health officials confirm additional cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome in South Korea. 

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MERS-CoV in South Korea, China

By | June 1, 2015

The World Health Organization reports on newly confirmed cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus infections in the two countries, as well as in Qatar and Saudi Arabia.

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MERS-CoV in the Philippines

By | February 12, 2015

A nurse who returned to her home country from Saudi Arabia has tested positive for the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus, according to the Philippine Department of Health.

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Camels’ Role in MERS Contagion Questioned

By | January 15, 2015

A study suggests that transmission of the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus from camels to humans is poor.

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The Year in Pathogens

By | December 29, 2014

Ebola, MERS, and enterovirus D68; polio eradication efforts; new regulations on potentially dangerous research

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Camels are MERS Reservoirs

By | November 9, 2014

Researchers have concluded that these animals, known as the “ships of the desert,” can ferry the deadly coronavirus, perhaps infecting people.

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Moratorium on Gain-of-Function Research

By | October 21, 2014

In the wake of a handful of biosafety lapses at federal research facilities, the US government is temporarily halting funding for new studies aiming to give novel functions to influenza, SARS, and MERS viruses.

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MERS-CoV Hits Austria

By | October 2, 2014

The WHO reports the first case of the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus in Austria while more cases are confirmed in Saudi Arabia.

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Airborne MERS?

By | July 22, 2014

Researchers detect traces of the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus in the air of a barn housing an infected camel.

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MERS Double Publication?

By | June 11, 2014

Two papers on the same Middle East respiratory syndrome victim hint at uncouth scientific competition and possible laboratory contamination, plus illuminate potential issues within the Saudi Arabian health ministry. 

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