News & Perspective

Jan 08, 2020

Jan 08, 2020
Coronavirus illustration

Virologists weigh in on novel coronavirus in China's outbreak

Coronaviruses that can cause serious human disease are on the rise, emphasizing the importance of public health preparedness.

Dec 31, 2019

Dec 31, 2019

News Scan for Dec 31, 2019

Unexplained pneumonia in China
Ebola returns to DRC hot spot
MERS death in Saudi Arabia

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.

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.

Mar 12, 2013

Mar 12, 2013

Saudi Arabian death marks 15th novel coronavirus case

(CIDRAP News) – A 39-year-old Saudi Arabian man died on Mar 2 of a novel coronavirus (NCoV) infection, marking the world's 15th case and 9th death from the mysterious virus, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced today.

Sep 26, 2012

Sep 26, 2012

Some details emerge on coronavirus cases, but many gaps remain

(CIDRAP News) – A European report has filled in some details about the two severe illnesses linked to a novel coronavirus, but most of the major questions, such as where it came from and how it spreads, remained unanswered today.

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