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Middle East Respiratory Syndrome

How The U.S. Is Trying To Get Ahead Of The Next MERS Outbreak

Reuters | Anna Almendrala | Posted 10.23.2015 | Healthy Living

By Tom Miles GENEVA (Reuters) - The United States and Saudi Arabia may prepare a vaccine for Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) to try and head ...

Philippines Confirms Second MERS Case

AP | Posted 07.06.2015 | Health News

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A 36-year-old foreigner who arrived in the Philippines from the Middle East is under quarantine after testing positive fo...

MERS Outbreak Is A 'Wake-Up Call' For All Countries, Says WHO

AP | MARIA CHENG | Posted 06.17.2015 | Healthy Living

LONDON (AP)€” The World Health Organization says the spread of a mysterious virus from the Middle East to South Korea doesn't merit being declared a...

There's No Excuse For Our Lack Of A MERS Vaccine

Reuters | Posted 06.15.2015 | Healthy Living

By Kate Kelland and Ben Hirschler LONDON, June 15 (Reuters) - Three years after the mysterious MERS virus first emerged in humans, sci...

South Korea Confirms Tenth MERS Death

AP | Posted 06.11.2015 | Healthy Living

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea reported a 10th death from the MERS virus on Thursday, although officials say they believe the disease has pea...

MERS Outbreak May Have Peaked In South Korea

AP | HYUNG-JIN KIM & KIM TONG-HYUNG | Posted 06.09.2015 | Health News

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea believes its MERS virus outbreak may have peaked, and experts say the next several days will be critical to de...

Sixth MERS Death Confirmed In South Korea

AP | TONG-HYUNG KIM | Posted 06.08.2015 | Health News

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea on Monday reported its sixth death from Middle East Respiratory Syndrome as authorities were bolstering measur...

MERS Outbreak Closes Nearly 2,000 Schools In South Korea

Reuters | Ju-min Park and Jack Kim | Posted 06.08.2015 | World

(Adds comment from Hong Kong, detail) By Ju-min Park and Jack Kim SEOUL, June 8 (Reuters) - Hong Kong upgraded to "serio...

All The Reasons To Be Calm In The Midst Of South Korea's MERS Outbreak

AP | FOSTER KLUG | Posted 06.05.2015 | Health News

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Sales of surgical masks surge amid fears of a deadly, poorly understood virus. Airlines announce "intensified sanitizing o...

South Korea Confirms Third MERS Death

Reuters | Posted 06.04.2015 | Healthy Living

By Ju-min Park and Tony Munroe (Reuters) - South Korea on Thursday confirmed that a man who died a day earlier had been infected with Middle East R...

This Is What We Know About The MERS Virus So Far

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 06.03.2015 | Healthy Living

South Korea is grappling with an outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome that has killed two and infected 30 people in total. In the same virus f...

How MERS Patient Zero Inadvertently Sparked An Outbreak In South Korea

Reuters | Posted 06.04.2015 | Healthy Living

(Changes date, adds new cases, graphic) By Ju-min Park SEOUL, June 4 (Reuters) - Eight days after returning from a trip...

5 More Cases Of MERS Confirmed In South Korea

Reuters | Posted 06.03.2015 | World

SEOUL, June 3 (Reuters) - South Korea confirmed five more cases of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) virus, the health ministry said early...

South Korea Confirms First Two Deaths From MERS

AP | HYUNG-JIN KIM | Posted 06.02.2015 | Healthy Living

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea on Tuesday confirmed the country's first two deaths from Middle East Respiratory Syndrome as it fights to cont...

South Korea Isolates Almost 700 People In Struggle To Contain MERS Outbreak

Reuters | Posted 06.01.2015 | Healthy Living

By Jack Kim SEOUL, June 1 (Reuters) - South Korea struggled to contain an outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome on Monday as h...

A Disease a Day Doesn't Keep Panic Away

Theresa MacPhail | Posted 05.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Theresa MacPhail

So instead of fear mongering, or using fear to garner public support for public health programs and responses, maybe we should start appealing to common sense. We shouldn't always need to be terrified into action.

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...