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May 14, 2013

May 14, 2013

Six new Saudi coronavirus cases include 2 health workers

(CIDRAP News) – Two healthcare workers are among six new novel coronavirus (nCoV) cases reported in Saudi Arabia since late yesterday, suggesting that the virus might have spread from infected patients to hospital staff members.

May 08, 2013

May 08, 2013

WHO voices coronavirus concern; France has first case

(CIDRAP News) – France reported its first case of novel coronavirus (nCoV) illness today, while the World Health Organization (WHO) voiced concern over the cluster of 13 recent cases in Saudi Arabia, saying answers to the virus's many mysteries are urgently needed.

May 07, 2013

May 07, 2013

News report says multiple Saudi hospitals treating nCoV cases

(CIDRAP News) – A media report late yesterday suggested that the 13 novel coronavirus (nCoV) cases reported in Saudi Arabia in the past few days are not confined to just one hospital, contrary to a May 5 statement from the Saudi health ministry.

May 06, 2013

May 06, 2013

Saudis cite health facility as coronavirus cluster grows

(CIDRAP News) – Three new cases yesterday, with two deaths, increased a cluster of novel coronavirus (nCoV) cases in eastern Saudi Arabia to 13, and authorities confirmed that the illnesses are associated with a healthcare facility.

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.

May 02, 2013

May 02, 2013

Saudi Arabia reports 7 novel coronavirus cases

Saudi Arabia's health ministry has reported that five Saudis have died of novel coronavirus (nCoV) infections in the past few days, and two more case-patients are in intensive care, according to World Health Organization (WHO) and news media reports today.

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.

Apr 15, 2013

Apr 15, 2013

Experts: SARS sparked global cooperation to fight disease

(CIDRAP News) – A new set of journal articles related to the 10th anniversary of the SARS epidemic in 2003 says the episode did much to boost recognition of the need for coordinated international and national responses to emerging infectious diseases.

Apr 04, 2013

Apr 04, 2013

New serology test might help solve novel coronavirus puzzles

(CIDRAP News) – Dutch and German researchers today said they have devised a serology test that can detect novel coronavirus (NCoV), as well as the one that causes SARS, which should help health officials detect and track the spread of the new virus

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