SARS

Severe acute respiratory syndrome

Recent News

Apr 05, 2018
Horseshoe bat

New SARS-like virus from bats implicated in China pig die-off

The virus killed nearly 25,000 piglets at 4 farms in Guangdong province in 2016 and 2017.

Dec 01, 2017
horseshoe bats

Bat cave study finds new clues about SARS virus origin

New viruses had all the building blocks of the human virus, and lab exeriments found that some are equipped with the same capacity to enter human cells.

Oct 05, 2017

Flu Scan for Oct 05, 2017

Research and pandemic readiness
Reusable respirators
Monoclonal antibody partnership
Jun 29, 2017

News Scan for Jun 29, 2017

CDC flu recap
Hot pepper Salmonella
World Bank pandemic bonds
Yemen cholera outbreak
MERS, SARS antiviral
Apr 05, 2017
Bat in cave

Researchers find novel bat coronaviruses, akin to MERS, SARS

Genetic analysis of a virus from Uganda revealed that it is 87% identical to MERS-CoV.

Jan 27, 2017

News Scan for Jan 27, 2017

Yellow fever spike in Brazil
2017 priority diseases
MERS case in health worker
Sep 28, 2016

News Scan for Sep 28, 2016

H5N1 in Nigeria
Florida dengue case
Novel coronavirus
Mar 15, 2016

Coronavirus Scan for Mar 15, 2016

SARS-like virus in bats
More Saudi MERS cases
Feb 09, 2016

Gloomy assessment underpins UN panel's health crisis advice

The panel's concern was fueled by the threat of an airborne virus spread more easily than Ebola.

Dec 11, 2015

News Scan for Dec 11, 2015

Drugs in food animals
R&D readiness priorities
Zika risk level
Cholera in Tanzania

Resources & Literature

Recent Literature

Ar Gouilh M, Puechmaille SJ, Diancourt L, et al. SARS-CoV related Betacoronavirus and diverse Alphacoronavirus members found in western old-world. Virology 2018 (published online Feb 23)

Hu B, Zeng LP, Yang XL, et al. Discovery of a rich gene pool of bat SARS-related coronaviruses provides new insights into the origin of SARS coronavirus. PLoS Pathog 2017 Nov 30;13(11):e1006698

Zhou P, Fan H, Lan T, et al. Fatal swine acute diarrhoea syndrome caused by an HKU2-related coronavirus of bat origin. (Letter) Nature 2018 (published online Apr 4)

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