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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.

Mar 26, 2013

Mar 26, 2013

UAE man dies from novel coronavirus in Germany

(CIDRAP News) – A man from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) hospitalized in Germany with a novel coronavirus (NCoV) infection died today, according to reports from German health officials and the World Health Organization (WHO).

Mar 25, 2013

Mar 25, 2013

Germany, Saudi Arabia report new novel coronavirus cases

(CIDRAP News) – The German media and Saudi Arabia's health ministry have reported two new novel coronavirus (NCoV) cases, one in a patient hospitalized in Munich and the other a mild illness in a Saudi Arabian resident.

Mar 19, 2013

Mar 19, 2013

WHO updates guidance on novel coronavirus surveillance

(CIDRAP News) – The World Health Organization (WHO) yesterday updated its surveillance recommendations for the novel coronavirus (NCoV), advising clinicians to be wary of the virus even if patients with a severe respiratory illness have been confirmed to have another disease.

Mar 14, 2013

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 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.

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