Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Saudi Arabia

Between 2 and 14 July 2016, the National IHR Focal Point for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia notified WHO of 9 additional cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection, including 2 deaths.
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From 1 January through 31 January 2019, the International Health Regulations (IHR) National Focal Point of Saudi Arabia reported fourteen additional cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection, including three deaths.
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From 27 January and 31 January 2019, the International Health Regulations (IHR) National Focal Point of Oman reported five cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection.
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Publication date: Available online 31 January 2019Source: CellAuthor(s): Alexandra C. Walls, Xiaoli Xiong, Young-Jun Park, M. Alejandra Tortorici, Joost Snijder, Joel Quispe, Elisabetta Cameroni, Robin Gopal, Mian Dai, Antonio Lanzavecchia, Maria Zambon, Félix A. Rey, Davide Corti, David VeeslerSummaryRecent outbreaks of severe acute respiratory syndrome and Middle East respiratory syndrome, along with the threat of a future coronavirus-mediated pandemic, underscore the importance of finding ways to combat these viruses. The trimeric spike transmembrane glycoprotein S mediates entry into host cells and is the m...
Source: Cell - Category: Cytology Source Type: research
Purpose: Out of more than 2400 patients with severe acute respiratory infections who travelled to the Philippines from the Middle East since 2013, only two cases were confirmed positive for the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV). Considering that these respiratory infections were imported into the country, it is important to determine the pathogen/s causing the disease to mitigate potential outbreaks that may overburden the country's health care system.
Source: International Journal of Infectious Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tags: 19.015 Source Type: research
Purpose: Coronaviruses are RNA viruses encompassing four genera. The alpha- and betacoronaviruses commonly cause mild disease in humans. However, outbreaks of severe respiratory disease in 2002 and 2012 led to the identification of highly pathogenic human betacoronaviruses, SARS- and MERS-CoV, respectively. Bats are believed to be the reservoir host from which all mammalian coronaviruses emerged.
Source: International Journal of Infectious Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tags: 03.005 Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 26 January 2019Source: Computational and Structural Biotechnology JournalAuthor(s): Kin On Kwok, Arthur Tang, Vivian W.I. Wei, Woo Hyun Park, Eng Kiong Yeoh, Steven RileyAbstractThe emergence and reemergence of coronavirus epidemics sparked renewed concerns from global epidemiology researchers and public health administrators. Mathematical models that represented how contact tracing and follow-up may control Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) transmissions were developed for evaluating different infection control interventions, estimating ...
Source: Computational and Structural Biotechnology Journal - Category: Biotechnology Source Type: research
(CNN) — From climate change to superbugs, the World Health Organization has laid out 10 big threats to our global health in 2019. And unless these threats get addressed, millions of lives will be in jeopardy. Here’s a snapshot of 10 urgent health issues, according to the United Nations’ public health agency: Not vaccinating when you can One of the most controversial recent health topics in the US is now an international concern. “Vaccine hesitancy — the reluctance or refusal to vaccinate despite the availability of vaccines — threatens to reverse progress made in tackling vaccine-prevent...
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Publication date: February 2019Source: Current Opinion in Virology, Volume 34Author(s): Lin-Fa Wang, Danielle E AndersonIn the last two decades, several high impact zoonotic disease outbreaks have been linked to bat-borne viruses. These include SARS coronavirus, Hendra virus and Nipah virus. In addition, it has been suspected that ebolaviruses and MERS coronavirus are also linked to bats. It is being increasingly accepted that bats are potential reservoirs of a large number of known and unknown viruses, many of which could spillover into animal and human populations. However, our knowledge into basic bat biology and immuno...
Source: Current Opinion in Virology - Category: Virology Source Type: research
From 1 December 2018 through 31 December 2018, the International Health Regulations (IHR) National Focal Point of Saudi Arabia reported five additional cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection.
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lin Han Chuan Qin Coronaviruses (CoVs) have formerly been regarded as relatively harmless respiratory pathogens to humans. However, two outbreaks of severe respiratory tract infection, caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus (SARS-CoV) and the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV), as a result of zoonotic CoVs crossing the species barrier, caused high pathogenicity and mortality rates in human populations. This brought CoVs global attention and highlighted the importance of controlling infectious pathogens at international borders. In this review, we focus on our current understa...
Source: Viruses - Category: Virology Authors: Tags: Review Source Type: research
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