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Feb 09, 2016

Feb 09, 2016
Fever thermometer

Late start to Northern Hemisphere flu season feels strong H1N1 impact

The CDC said it has also received recent reports of severe flu infections linked to 2009 H1N1 in young- and middle-aged adults.

May 28, 2014

May 28, 2014
Bloood draw

Secondary US MERS case ruled out; Saudi count grows

The man did not catch the disease from the first US MERS patient after all.

May 12, 2014

May 12, 2014
Jet plan landing

US detects 2nd MERS case; Saudi Arabia has 18 more

The 2nd US patient is a health worker from Saudi Arabia, which saw 18 new cases.

Aug 22, 2013

Aug 22, 2013
Electron micrograph of MERS-CoV

Saudis cite 2 more MERS cases; Italian cluster profiled

New cases and a death in the Riyadh region were reported, as well as in a man in Florence who apparently transmitted MERS to a niece and co-worker.

Jun 19, 2013

Jun 19, 2013
Negative stain electron microscopy of a MERS-CoV particle

CDC expert reports some anomalies in Jordan MERS cases

Eight Jordanians who had MERS-CoV infections more than a year ago didn't quite match the profile of more recent cases.

May 30, 2013

May 30, 2013

CDC to test samples from Jordan for MERS-CoV

(CIDRAP News) – Jordan's health ministry has sent 124 respiratory samples it collected from suspected Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) cases, none of which appear to be recent infections, to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for testing, the agency said today.

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.

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).

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