Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Malaysia

Disease News Outbreak on Middle East coronavirus (MERS-CoV) in Malaysia.
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Publication date: Available online 1 June 2018Source: Journal of Hospital InfectionAuthor(s): Jaffar A. Al-Tawfiq, Paul G. AuwaerterAbstractThe Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) is a coronavirus capable of causing acute respiratory illness. Laboratory confirmed MERS-CoV cases may be asymptomatic, have mild disease or life-threatening infection with a high case fatality rate. There are three patterns of transmission: sporadic community cases from presumed non-human exposure, family clusters arising from contact with the infected family index case, and healthcare-acquired infections among patients and f...
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
ConclusionsIt is necessary to examine the difficulties and demands of healthcare providers for establishing a safe healthcare system to respond effectively when national disasters occur. In addition, it is necessary to develop strategies to protect healthcare providers from severe physical and psychological stress.
Source: American Journal of Infection Control - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 1 June 2018Source: Journal of Hospital InfectionAuthor(s): Jaffar A. Al-Tawfiq, Paul G. AuwaerterAbstractThe Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) is a coronavirus capable of causing acute respiratory illness. Laboratory confirmed MERS-CoV cases may be asymptomatic, have mild disease or life-threatening infection with a high case fatality rate. There are three patterns of transmission: sporadic community cases from presumed non-human exposure, family clusters arising from contact with the infected family index case, and healthcare-acquired infections among patients and f...
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
ConclusionsIt is necessary to examine the difficulties and demands of healthcare providers for establishing a safe healthcare system to respond effectively when national disasters occur. In addition, it is necessary to develop strategies to protect healthcare providers from severe physical and psychological stress.
Source: American Journal of Infection Control - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: The highest global seasonal occurrence of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus-MERS-CoV outbreak cases were found in the month of June, while the lowest was found in the month of January during the period of 2012 to 2017. The pattern of MERS-CoV infections has been observed to have seasonal variations. It is suggested that the health officials should highlight the seasonal occurrence of MERS-CoV outbreak and take better preventive measures to minimize the disease burden nationally and globally. PMID: 29949167 [PubMed - in process]
Source: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci Source Type: research
Disease news outbreak for Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus in Saudi Arabia.
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Abstract This nationwide, prospective cohort study evaluated pulmonary function and radiological sequelae according to infection severity in 73 survivors from the 2015 Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) outbreak in Korea. Patients with severe pneumonia in MERS-coronavirus infection had more impaired pulmonary function than those with no or mild pneumonia at the 1-year follow-up, which was compatible with the radiological sequelae. Severe pneumonia significantly impairs pulmonary function and makes long radiological sequelae in MERS. PMID: 29892209 [PubMed - in process]
Source: J Korean Med Sci - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: J Korean Med Sci Source Type: research
Disease news outbreak for mers in uae.
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Young Go The Middle East respiratory syndrome-coronavirus (MERS-CoV), first identified in Saudi Arabia, is an emerging zoonotic pathogen that causes severe acute respiratory illness in humans with a high fatality rate. Since its emergence, MERS-CoV continues to spread to countries outside of the Arabian Peninsula and gives rise to sporadic human infections following the entry of infected individuals to other countries, which can precipitate outbreaks similar to the one that occurred in South Korea in 2015. Current therapeutics against MERS-CoV infection have primarily been adapted from previous drugs used for the trea...
Source: Viruses - Category: Virology Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
(KDKA/CBS Local) – Researchers say they have identified a new pig virus that could be a threat to humans. The virus was found to easily make its way into laboratory-cultured cells of humans and other species, a discovery that raises concerns about potential outbreaks in people. Researchers at The Ohio State University and Utrecht University in the Netherlands collaborated to better understand the new virus identified as porcine deltacoronavirus. Their study appears online in the journal PNAS. Scientists say the virus was first discovered in pigs in China in 2012. It was first detected in the United States in 201...
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