An investigational vaccine called ChAdOx1 MERS protected two groups of rhesus macaques from disease caused by Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV).  MERS-CoV is a relative of the severe...

The National IHR Focal Point of Saudi Arabia reported 18 additional cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection in February 2020. The cases were reported from Riyadh (seven...

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There has been an awful lot of going back and forth over the appropriateness of naming or calling a disease by the location in which it was first found. In this video, I demonstrate using thirty infectious...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews The World Health Organization (WHO) reported a confirmed case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) in a 65-year-old male from Doha. This is...

A group of University of Alberta researchers who have discovered why the drug remdesivir is effective in treating the coronaviruses that cause Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) and severe acute respiratory...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews The Ministry of Health (MOH) announced Monday the first case of coronavirus infection (COVID-19) in a citizen who returned from Iran via the Kingdom of Bahrain. He...

The experimental antiviral remdesivir successfully prevented disease in rhesus macaques infected with Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV), according to a new study from National Institutes...

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Its been about a month since my last podcast on the novel coronavirus and I thought it was time to revisit the topic as it becomes a bigger global issue. Joining me to talk about coronaviruses and the...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews Health officials in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) reported an additional two (2) laboratory-confirmed cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV)...

First identified in 2012, the MERS-coronavirus is capable of causing severe and often fatal pneumonia. There are no effective treatments for MERS. Researchers from the German Center for Infection Research...