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Middle East Respiratory Syndrome

Despite Headlines, Ebola Doesn't Yet Register Strongly in the Scientific Literature

Christopher King | Posted 11.18.2014 | Science
Christopher King

The crisis of Ebola virus disease in West Africa, at this writing, continues to deepen, with the World Health Organization now reporting more than 3,600 cases, and deaths exceeding 1,800. And yet, despite the headlines and the notes of alarm, Ebola as a research topic remains a comparatively limited presence in the scientific literature.

Review Finds More Cases Of Deadly Virus In Saudi Arabia

AP | ADAM SCHRECK | Posted 08.03.2014 | Healthy Living

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia, which is grappling to contain the spread of a frequently deadly respiratory virus, announced Tuesda...

Global Health Security Is Vital to Our Citizens, Businesses and Economy

Betty E. King | Posted 07.21.2014 | Business
Betty E. King

Fewer than 20 percent of countries can rapidly detect, respond to or prevent global health threats caused by emerging infections -- critical skills that are required for the protection of their nations' interests and ours.

Mild Cases Of MERS May Go Undetected

Reuters | Posted 07.16.2014 | Healthy Living

By Julie Steenhuysen CHICAGO, May 16 (Reuters) - Scientists leading the fight against Middle East Respiratory Syndrome say the next cr...

Hospital Workers Test Negative For MERS

Reuters | Posted 07.14.2014 | Healthy Living

(Adds details on patient status, airport advisories) By Barbara Liston ORLANDO, May 14 (Reuters) - Two U.S. hospital wor...

MERS Virus Not A Global Emergency

Reuters | Posted 07.14.2014 | Healthy Living

(Adds details, background, quotes from telebriefing) By Kate Kelland LONDON, May 14 (Reuters) - Concern about the deadly...

World Health Organization Holds Emergency Meeting On MERS Virus

Reuters | Posted 07.13.2014 | Healthy Living

(Updates with WHO news conference postponed until Wednesday) LONDON, May 13 (Reuters) - Health and infectious disease experts met at t...

5 More Deaths From MERS In Saudi Arabia

AP | Posted 07.13.2014 | Healthy Living

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi health authorities reported another five deaths Tuesday from a potentially fatal Middle Eastern respiratory virus ...

Patient With Second U.S. MERS Infection Traveled Through London

Reuters | Posted 07.12.2014 | Healthy Living

* Patient is second MERS case imported to United States * Health authorities checking other UK-based passengers * Deadly...

Health Officials Confirm Second MERS Case In U.S.

Reuters | Posted 07.12.2014 | Healthy Living

May 12 (Reuters) - U.S. health officials said on Monday a second case of MERS, a deadly virus first discovered in the Middle East, has been confirme...

First U.S. MERS Patient Released From Hospital

Reuters | Posted 07.12.2014 | Healthy Living

May 9 (Reuters) - The first U.S. patient to test positive for the often deadly MERS virus was released from an Indiana hospital on Friday and is ful...

Another 10 Cases Of MERS Found In Saudi Arabia

Reuters | Posted 07.09.2014 | Healthy Living

DOHA, May 9 (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia said on Friday it had identified 10 new cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), pushing the total num...

Saudi Arabia Reports 5 More Deaths From MERS

AP | ADAM SCHRECK | Posted 05.08.2014 | Healthy Living

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Five more people have died in Saudi Arabia after contracting an often fatal Middle East respiratory virus as the ...

Joshua Hersh

WHO Downplays Recent MERS Virus Surge

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 05.08.2014 | Healthy Living

A recent spike in a deadly virus that has swept across much of the Middle East, prompting fears of a global pandemic, was likely the result of a seaso...

Another 18 MERS Cases Identified In Saudi Arabia

Reuters | Posted 07.08.2014 | Healthy Living

RIYADH, May 8 (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia has identified 18 new cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), it said late on Wednesday, pushing th...

First U.S. MERS Patient To Be Isolated At Home

Reuters | Posted 07.07.2014 | Healthy Living

By Brendan O'Brien May 6 (Reuters) - The first U.S. patient to test positive for the often deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome vir...

5 Things You Need To Know About MERS

Posted 05.06.2014 | Healthy Living

By Susan E. Matthews A healthcare professional from Indiana came down with Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), a deadly respiratory virus, l...

No Other MERS Cases Reported In The U.S.

AP | Posted 05.05.2014 | Healthy Living

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — State health officials say no other cases of a mysterious virus that has sickened hundreds in the Middle East and has hospitaliz...

1 More Death From MERS Virus In Saudi Arabia

AP | Posted 05.05.2014 | Healthy Living

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia's health ministry says one more patient who contracted the potentially fatal Middle East virus related to S...

Man With First U.S. Case Of MERS Improving

Reuters | Posted 07.05.2014 | Healthy Living

May 4 (Reuters) - A healthcare worker being treated in Indiana with the first U.S. case of the often fatal Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) i...

CDC Confirms MERS Virus In U.S.

AP | MIKE STOBBE | Posted 07.02.2014 | Healthy Living

NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials on Friday confirmed the first case of an American infected with a mysterious virus that has sickened hundreds in th...

Joshua Hersh

Don't Panic About MERS Yet, Health Experts Say

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 05.01.2014 | Healthy Living

ISTANBUL -- Cases of a deadly virus with no known cure have spiked in the Middle East over the past few weeks, but doctors and public health experts s...

Joshua Hersh

MERS Cases Spike As Virus Makes First Appearance In Egypt

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 04.28.2014 | Healthy Living

ISTANBUL -- A highly deadly and little-understood virus that has struck fear across the Middle East and caused more than 100 deaths in the region made...

Lethal Virus Spreads In Middle East

The Wall Street Journal | Posted 04.14.2014 | World

Saudi Arabia on Sunday confirmed a surge of cases of a deadly virus in the kingdom over the past two weeks, even as it tried to counter criticism that...

Deadly MERS Virus Concerns Saudi As Hajj Draws Near

Religion News Service | Omar Sacirbey | Posted 10.08.2013 | Religion

(RNS) The annual pilgrimage to Mecca, known as the hajj, presents a gantlet of health challenges. This year’s pilgrimage, which falls Oct. 13-18, is...