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Mar 14, 2013

Mar 14, 2013

Human cell receptor for novel coronavirus discovered

(CIDRAP News) – Scientists reported yesterday that they have found the protein handle on human cell membranes that a recently identified coronavirus uses to latch onto the cells, a discovery that may open the way to drugs or vaccines to block the often-fatal infection and also may shed light on how the virus crosses species barriers.

Mar 14, 2013

UK officials detail novel coronavirus cluster findings

(CIDRAP News) – Investigation findings on a family cluster of novel coronavirus (NCoV) infections in Britain indicate some SARS-like qualities but a wider disease spectrum and other differences, according to a report today in Eurosurveillance.

Though earlier clusters were reported among hospital staff in Jordan and a family in Saudi Arabia, Britain's three-patient cluster is the first to be fully documented and published.

Mar 12, 2013

Mar 12, 2013

Saudi Arabian death marks 15th novel coronavirus case

(CIDRAP News) – A 39-year-old Saudi Arabian man died on Mar 2 of a novel coronavirus (NCoV) infection, marking the world's 15th case and 9th death from the mysterious virus, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced today.

Mar 06, 2013

Mar 06, 2013

WHO confirms another novel coronavirus death

(CIDRAP News) – Saudi Arabia's health ministry has reported another fatal novel coronavirus (NCoV) infection, the country's second such case in as many weeks, the World Health Organization (WHO) said today.

Feb 28, 2013

Feb 28, 2013

Public health, food safety agencies brace for budget cuts

(CIDRAP News) – Public health and food safety agencies are among the many sectors bracing for the impact of automatic budget cuts slated to kick in tomorrow, but there is much uncertainty about when and how the cuts will be felt.

Feb 21, 2013

Feb 21, 2013

WHO confirms 13th novel coronavirus case

(CIDRAP News) – A patient from Saudi Arabia died from a novel coronavirus (NCoV) infection, becoming the world's 13th case and seventh death, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported today.

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