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Nov 20, 2012

Nov 20, 2012

Sequencing supports novel coronavirus's tie to bat strains

(CIDRAP News) – Complete genetic sequencing of a novel coronavrius isolated from a Saudi Arabian man who died in June supports earlier findings that the virus is most closely related to coronaviruses found in bats, according to a report published today in mBio.

Aug 08, 2013

Aug 08, 2013
Dromedary camel

Blood study suggests camels could be MERS-CoV carriers

Researchers find evidence that camels have been exposed to MERS-CoV or a close relative.

Feb 03, 2014

Feb 03, 2014

News Scan for Feb 03, 2014

Saudi MERS case
More Caribbean chikungunya
Cashew cheese outbreak over

May 14, 2014

May 14, 2014
Peace Palace in the Hague, Netherlands

MERS reaches Netherlands; 2 Florida patients cleared

In addition to the Dutch MERS case, Saudi Arabia reports 16 new infections.

May 15, 2014

May 15, 2014
Flag over Amman, Jordan

Dutch, Saudi, Jordan reports boost MERS tally

Reports involve a 2nd Dutch case, 3 Saudi ones, and 7 retrospectively confirmed cases in Jordan.

May 29, 2014

May 29, 2014
MERS-CoV in cytoplasm

Saudi Arabia reports 3 more MERS cases

Also today, scientists filled in more details about the first two Dutch MERS cases.

Dec 16, 2014

Dec 16, 2014

News Scan for Dec 16, 2014

New Saudi MERS cases
West Nile virus in Brazil
Avian flu in seals
Iran: Coronavirus in camels

Dec 01, 2015

Dec 01, 2015

News Scan for Dec 01, 2015

Saudi MERS case
Hawaii dengue outbreak
Invasive pneumonia risk
MRSA carriers

Mar 03, 2016

Mar 03, 2016

News Scan for Mar 03, 2016

Blood infections in Wisconsin
MCR-1 in retail chicken
New Saudi MERS case
Chikungunya-dengue co-infections
Ebola funeral cluster

Mar 31, 2016

Mar 31, 2016

News Scan for Mar 31, 2016

Long-term Lyme treatment
Flu vaccination and lower stillbirth levels
Guinea Ebola update
More Saudi MERS

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