A team of researchers in the United States and Uganda has identified a novel coronavirus in a bat from Uganda that is similar to the one causing Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) in people, giving...

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Last week, health officials in Oman reported an additional case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) in a 67-year-old man. The patient from Dakhlia Governorate developed symptoms...

On 8 September 2016 the National IHR Focal Point for Austria notified WHO of a laboratory confirmed case of Middle-East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection. This is the second case of...

There are four globally endemic human coronaviruses which, together with the better known rhinoviruses, are responsible for causing common colds. Usually, infections with these viruses are harmless to...

A SARS-like virus found in Chinese horseshoe bats may be poised to infect humans without the need for adaptation, overcoming an initial barrier that could potentially set the stage for an outbreak according...

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A panel of scientists and public health experts convened by WHO met in Geneva this week to prioritize the top five to ten emerging pathogens likely to cause severe outbreaks in the near future, and for...

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Two Algerian men who were in Saudi Arabia for the performance of Umrah have been confirmed positive for the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV), according to a Ministry of Health and...

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Indiana Department of Health have confirmed today the first case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) in the United States...