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...

Mike Coston is the Owner/Editor of Avian Flu Diary With its exponential growth, high mortality rate, and potential to escape the confines of West Africa, it is admittedly difficult to get anyone to think...

In a follow-up to a story on Sep. 3, a Filipina nurse who was reported to be Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) positive, has ultimately tested negative against the novel virus. On...

A elderly man from Dammam, Saudi Arabia is the latest Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) reported from the Kingdom, according to a Ministry of Health release Monday. The 69-year-old...

After the absence of a new Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) case in the Saudi kingdom for at least a month, the Ministry of Health (MOH) reports a case in a 72-year-old Riyadh man. In...

On 12 July 2014, the National IHR Focal Point of the Islamic Republic of Iran reported to WHO an additional laboratory-confirmed case of infection with Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV). The...

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...

PRESS RELEASE After completing additional and more definitive laboratory tests, CDC officials have concluded that an Indiana MERS patient did not spread the virus to an Illinois associate during a business...

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PRESS RELEASE 23 May 2014, Muscat, Oman/Rome – Health experts and veterinarians are among those calling for stepped up monitoring, investigations, and immediate reporting of cases of the potentially...

Just days after Illinois health officials reported that there was no spread from the first Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) case in Indiana, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...