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Dec 01, 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.

Apr 05, 2017

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.

Mar 15, 2016

Mar 15, 2016

Coronavirus Scan for Mar 15, 2016

SARS-like virus in bats
More Saudi MERS cases

Nov 10, 2015

Nov 10, 2015

Coronavirus Scan for Nov 10, 2015

Saudi MERS research project
SARS-like virus's human adaptability
Copper against coronavirus

Oct 07, 2015

Oct 07, 2015

Coronavirus Scan for Oct 07, 2015

MERS case in Jordan
Possible SARS source

May 19, 2014

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.

Oct 30, 2013

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.

May 23, 2013

May 23, 2013

Limits on use of samples said to delay MERS-CoV efforts

(CIDRAP News) – World Health Organization (WHO) officials and others at the World Health Assembly (WHA) complained today that restrictions on the use of virus samples are delaying the investigation of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV), according to news service reports.

May 03, 2013

May 03, 2013

Three more Saudi coronavirus cases raise worries

Saudi Arabian officials and the World Health Organization (WHO) reported three more novel coronavirus (nCoV) cases today in the same area of Saudi Arabia as seven cases reported yesterday, raising worries about possible person-to-person transmission.

Apr 19, 2013

Apr 19, 2013

Four more hospitalized with H7N9 in China

(CIDRAP News) – Health authorities in China today reported four more H7N9 influenza cases, as more information emerged about the extent and investigation of three family clusters.

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