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May 07, 2014

May 07, 2014
Building in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

WHO mission finds infection control gaps fueling MERS surge

As Saudi Arabia reports 28 new MERS cases, experts point up infection control issues in hospitals.

Apr 14, 2014

Apr 14, 2014
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Nine Saudi MERS cases add to Jeddah outbreak; Yemen has first case

Saudi Arabia announces nine new MERS cases as Yemen reports its first.

Mar 27, 2013

Mar 27, 2013

Novel coronavirus lab studies hint at wide tissue susceptibility

(CIDRAP News) – Experiments by Hong Kong researchers to gauge the susceptibility of several human and animal cell lines to novel coronavirus (NCoV) found signs that it can infect a broad range of tissues, which might shed light on the disease's seemingly high mortality rate.

Jul 21, 2004

Jul 21, 2004

Scientists worry that Rift Valley fever could reach US

(CIDRAP News) – Rift Valley fever (RVF), a mosquito-borne disease that can kill humans and animals, is starting to grab the attention of American scientists because it could cause devastating outbreaks in the United States.

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