Severe acute respiratory syndrome

Recent News

Aug 25, 2015

ICEID News Scan for Aug 25, 2015

Respiratory syncytial virus in the NICU
Extended flu vaccine protection
Nov 25, 2014

News Scan for Nov 25, 2014

Questions on GOF pause
Cholera in Haiti
Pneumococcal vaccine in kids
Jun 06, 2014
Abu Dhabi mosque

WHO: Infection control gaps helped fuel UAE MERS surge

Several factors contributed, the WHO says, while experts call for case-control studies.

May 21, 2014

News Scan for May 21, 2014

Guinea Ebola outbreak eases
Pasteur lab suspension
North American pact on health emergencies
May 19, 2014
N95 respirators

COMMENTARY: Protecting health workers from airborne MERS-CoV—learning from SARS

Compelling evidence and prudence dictate higher levels of respiratory protection for health workers.

Apr 15, 2014

News Scan for Apr 15, 2014

Lab loses SARS virus pieces
Caribbean chikungunya surge
Diarrhea treatment gap in Africa
Oct 30, 2013
Horseshoe bat

Close relative of SARS virus found in Chinese bats

The findings support the hypothesis that the SARS virus originated in bats.

Sep 19, 2013

News Scan for Sep 19, 2013

Canadian SARS leader dies
Polio risk in Africa
MDR/XDR-TB in Europe
Aug 08, 2013
Dromedary camel

Blood study suggests camels could be MERS-CoV carriers

Researchers find evidence that camels have been exposed to MERS-CoV or a close relative.

Jul 26, 2013
Hospitalized patient

Study outlines how MERS and SARS are alike, differ

More MERS patients had preexisting health problems and were much more likely to die.

Resources & Literature

Recent Literature

Chowell G, Abdirizak F, Lee S, et al. Transmission characteristics of MERS and SARS in the healthcare setting: a comparative study. BMC Medicine 2015 Sep 3;13:210

Selvey LA, Antao C, Hall R. Evaluation of border entry screening for infectious diseases in humans. (Perspective) Emerg Infect Dis 2015 Feb;21(2)

Xu C, Wang J, Wang L, et al. Spatial pattern of severe acute respiratory syndrome in-out flow in 2003 in Mainland China. BMC Infect Dis 2014 Dec 31;14:3843

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