New antiviral candidate capable of inhibiting a broad range of highly contagious coronaviruses
Nearly half of all camels in Kenya have been infected by the virus that causes Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), a new study shows. These findings shed light on the role the desert animals might play in transmitting this emerging disease to humans.
Many people now know that it was camels which caused the alarming spread of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) seen last year, but did you know that it was also suspected that those same beasts of burden could protect us from the debilitating disease?
The World Health Organization (WHO) has concluded that the Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) outbreak that has been ravaging Saudi Arabia is finally abating. However, this certainly doesn't mean the virus is no longer a threat.
A case of camel-to-human infection of Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) has been identified, confirming the theory that the pack animals are the source of the deadly virus.
Following an investigation of potential Middle Eastern respiratory syndrome (MERS) cases since 2012, the Saudi Arabian Health Ministry has revised its number of total cases. As of May 2, the total number of MERS-Cov related deaths seen in Saudi Arabia has increased to 282.
Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and Middle East reparatory syndrome (MERS) both continue to have no known cure or vaccination, despite the fact that the viruses have proven deadly in some cases. Now, scrambling researchers have identified a compound that renders viruses such as MERS harmless, unable to inflict damage to human cells or reproduce, according to a recent study.
An experimental compound that has been shown to effectively treat Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) may also work equally well in treating Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS), a new study suggests. This same drug has even proven effective at treating a hepatitis virus in mice (MHV), causing researchers to suspect that it could be used to target a broad spectrum of coronaviruses, despite subtle differences in how they present themselves.
As more Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) cases appear across the globe, two research teams have identified pre-existing drugs that could effectively treat the potentially deadly disease.
In protest of recent warnings from health ministry officials, some Saudi Arabians have begun kissing their camels, posting pictures and videos of the defiant acts on social media. Some claim they are braving a potential MERS infection, however, past reports indicate that it is unlikely that the virus can spread in this unusual manner.
The second ever case of Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) in the United State may have spread to two additional people, according to recent reports. Both potential MERS victims are healthcare workers who made contact with the initial victim and have since been isolated.
The recent surge of Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) cases that reportedly killed 126 people in Saudi Arabia alone may be nothing more than seasonal changes and neglect of recommended precautions, suggests investigators from the World Health Organization (WHO).
Lebanon has reported its first official case of the potentially fatal Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS), prompting the country's health minister to order an unusual "fever screening" process to be taken up at the Beirut international airport. The World Health Organization (WHO) has also announced that it will be holding international talks next week to address growing concerns about the spreading virus.