Longitudinal study of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus infection in dromedary camel herds in Saudi Arabia, 2014 –2015

Longitudinal study of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus infection in dromedary camel herds in Saudi Arabia, 2014–2015 Emerging Microbes &Infections 6, e56 (June 2017). doi:10.1038/emi.2017.44 Authors: Maged Gomaa Hemida, Abdulmohsen Alnaeem, Daniel KW Chu, Ranawaka APM Perera, Samuel MS Chan, Faisal Almathen, Emily Yau, Brian CY Ng, Richard J Webby, Leo LM Poon &Malik Peiris
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The Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, today informed the World Health Organization (WHO) of a confirmed case of a novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in a person who travelled to Wuhan, China. This is the second confirmed case of 2019-nCoV that has been detected outside of China, following confirmation of a case in Thailand on 13 January. Considering global travel patterns, additional cases in other countries are likely. Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome. ...
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Source: World Health Organization (WHO). Published: 1/15/2020. This one-page document, updated on January 15, 2020, summarizes World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations for surveillance of the novel coronavirus (nCoV) recently identified in Wuhan, China (2019-nCoV). WHO will update these recommendations as new information becomes available on the situation in Wuhan, China. This interim guidance was adapted from WHO ’s guidance materials published for Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV). (PDF)
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Abstract Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) causes severe pulmonary infection, with ∼35% mortality. Spike glycoprotein (S) of MERS-CoV is a key target for vaccines and therapeutics because S mediates viral entry and membrane-fusion to host cells. Here, four different S subunit proteins, receptor-binding domain (RBD; 358-606 aa), S1 (1-751 aa), S2 (752-1296 aa), and SΔTM (1-1296 aa), were generated using the baculoviral system and immunized in mice to develop neutralizing antibodies. We developed 77 hybridomas and selected five neutralizing mAbs by immunization with SΔTM against...
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Source: World Health Organization (WHO). Published: 1/11/2020. This one-page document summarizes World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations for surveillance of the novel coronavirus (nCoV) recently identified in Wuhan, China (2019-nCoV). WHO will update these recommendations as new information becomes available on the situation in Wuhan, China. This interim guidance was adapted from WHO ’s guidance materials published for Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV). (PDF)
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A new coronavirus appears to be causing a pneumonia-like illness in China. It is certainly a zoonotic infection – jumping from non-human animals to humans – as exemplified by previous outbreaks of SARS and MERS coronaviruses. The government in Wuhan, China confirmed on 31 December that dozens of cases of pneumonia of unknown cause were […]
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China ’s viral pneumonia outbreak may have jumped species barrier, raising fears of pandemicThe finding that the outbreak of viral pneumonia in China that has struck 59 peoplemay be caused by a coronavirus, the family of viruses behind Sars, which spread to 37 countries in 2003, causing global panic and killing more than 750 people, means that health authorities will be watching closely.China says the illness is not Sars (severe acute respiratory syndrome), nor Mers (Middle East respiratory syndrome), both of which are caused by coronaviruses, and so far it appears milder than both. Unlike Sars, it does not appear to...
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Source: World Health Organization (WHO). Published: 1/9/2020. This web page provides answers to 11 questions about coronaviruses, a large family of viruses that are known to cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). Topics include what a novel coronavirus is, if there is a vaccine for coronaviruses, and if health workers are at risk from a novel coronavirus. (Text)
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Source: World Health Organization (WHO). Published: 1/9/2020. The main aim of this five-page tool is to better understand existing capacities in the area of detection and response to a novel coronavirus (nCoV) that is zoonotic and causes respiratory disease. The tool was developed with other coronaviruses, such as SARS-CoV and MERS-CoV, in mind and in consultation with member states. This information will help national authorities to identify main gaps, perform risk assessments, and plan for additional investigations, response, and control actions. (PDF)
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World Health Organization says a new coronavirus, the family linked to Sars and Mers, may be behind Wuhan casesA cluster of more than50 pneumonia cases in the central Chinese city of Wuhan may be due to a newly emerging member of the family of viruses that caused the deadly Sars and Mers outbreaks, according to the World Health Organization.While the UN health agency said it needed more comprehensive information to confirm precisely the type of pathogen causing the infections, it said a newcoronavirus was a possibility.Continue reading...
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