Severe acute respiratory syndrome

Recent News

Nov 13, 2015

Study notes MERS, SARS virus shedding similarities

Scientists find that the timing and intensity of MERS virus shedding is similar to SARS.

Nov 10, 2015

Coronavirus Scan for Nov 10, 2015

Saudi MERS research project
SARS-like virus's human adaptability
Copper against coronavirus
Oct 15, 2015

News Scan for Oct 15, 2015

Countermeasures for emerging disease
More cuke Salmonella
H5 in Nigeria, Gaza
Invasive mosquitoes
Super-spreading events
Oct 07, 2015

Coronavirus Scan for Oct 07, 2015

MERS case in Jordan
Possible SARS source
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

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

Otter JA, Donskey C, Yezli S, et al. Transmission of SARS and MERS coronaviruses and influenza virus in healthcare settings: the possible role of dry surface contamination. J Hosp Infect 2015 (published online Oct 3)

Wong G, Liu W, Liu Y, et al. MERS, SARS, and Ebola: the role of super-spreaders in infectious disease. Cell Host Microbe 2015 (published online Oct 14)

Wu Z, Yang L, Ren X, et al. ORF8-related genetic evidence for Chinese horseshoe bats as the source of human SARS coronavirus. J Infect Dis 2015 (published online Oct 3)

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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