Novel coronavirus infection - update
The Ministry of Health in Saudi Arabia has informed WHO of seven new laboratory confirmed cases of infection with the novel coronavirus (nCoV), including five deaths. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - May 2, 2013 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Scientists Compare Novel Coronavirus To SARS Coronavirus
NIH-supported scientists used lab-grown human lung cells to study the cells' response to infection by a novel human coronavirus (called nCoV) and compiled information about which genes are significantly disrupted in early and late stages of infection. The information about host response to nCoV allowed the researchers to predict drugs that might be used to inhibit either the virus itself or the deleterious responses that host cells make in reaction to infection... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 2, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases / Bacteria / Viruses Source Type: news

Erasmus Virus Resets Cells' Genes And Causes Breathing Distress And Kidney Failure
A new virus that causes severe breathing distress and kidney failure elicits a distinctive airway cell response to allow it to multiply. Scientists studying the Human Coronavirus-Erasmus Medical Center, which first appeared April 2012 in the Middle East, have discovered helpful details about its stronghold tactics. Their findings predict that certain currently available compounds might treat the infection. These could act, not by killing the virus directly, but by keeping lung cells from being forced to create a hospitable environment for the virus to reproduce... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 2, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases / Bacteria / Viruses Source Type: news

Tactics of new Middle East virus suggest treating by altering lung cells' response to infection
(University of Washington) The deadly Human Coronavirus-Erasmus Medical Center, which first appeared April 2012 in the Middle East, is revealing its stronghold tactics. The virus dysregulates 207 lung cell genes to turn RNA levels up and down. The dysregulation makes it harder for cells to recognize the virus and also creates an environment for the virus to multiply. Currently available drugs are predicted to treat the infection by altering the infected cells' response, rather than killing the virus directly. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 30, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Cell response to new coronavirus unveils possible paths to treatments
(NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases) IH-supported scientists used lab-grown human lung cells to study the cells' response to infection by a novel human coronavirus (called nCoV) and compiled information about which genes are significantly disrupted in early and late stages of infection. The information about host response to nCoV allowed the researchers to predict drugs that might be used to inhibit either the virus itself or the deleterious responses that host cells make in reaction to infection. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - April 30, 2013 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Be on the Alert for This Novel CoronavirusBe on the Alert for This Novel Coronavirus
A viral-like illness in a patient who has recently traveled should prompt suspicion not only for influenza but also for this novel coronavirus. CDC Expert Commentary (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 29, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Commentary Source Type: news

Scientists confirm transmission of influenza A H7N9 from birds to people
Virus showing signs of mammal adaptation, raising possibility of person to person infectionRelated items from OnMedicaExperts issue warning over bird flu resurgence Coronavirus can spread between peopleControversial avian flu studies can be publishedUK population took fewest steps to prevent spread of swine fluClimate change may increase flu severity (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - April 26, 2013 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Interferon And Ribavirin Inhibit Coronavirus Replication In Cell Culture
National Institutes of Health (NIH) scientists studying an emerging coronavirus have found that a combination of two licensed antiviral drugs, ribavirin and interferon-alpha 2b, can stop the virus from replicating in laboratory-grown cells. These results suggest that the drug combination could be used to treat patients infected with the new coronavirus, but more research is needed to confirm this preliminary finding. The study appears in the journal Scientific Reports. The new coronavirus, called nCoV, was first identified in Saudi Arabia in September 2012... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 22, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases / Bacteria / Viruses Source Type: news

Treatment for New, Deadly Coronavirus Shows Promise
Title: Treatment for New, Deadly Coronavirus Shows PromiseCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/18/2013 6:35:00 PMLast Editorial Review: 4/19/2013 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Hepatitis C General)
Source: MedicineNet Hepatitis C General - April 19, 2013 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Treatment for New, Deadly Coronavirus Shows Promise
Researchers report two drugs currently used to treat hepatitis C stopped virus from replicating in lab tests (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 19, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Treatment for New, Deadly Coronavirus Shows Promise
Researchers report two drugs currently used to treat hepatitis C stopped virus from replicating in lab tests Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Page: Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - April 18, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Treatment for novel coronavirus shows promise in early lab tests
(NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases) National Institutes of Health scientists studying an emerging coronavirus have found that a combination of two licensed antiviral drugs, ribavirin and interferon-alpha 2b, can stop the virus from replicating in laboratory-grown cells. These results suggest that the drug combination could be used to treat patients infected with the new coronavirus, but more research is needed to confirm this preliminary finding. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - April 18, 2013 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Media Myth On Beta2c Coronavirus Transmission In HCWs
The commentary discusses media myths on nCoV transmission to health care workers. (03/29/13 22:45) (Source: Recombinomics)
Source: Recombinomics - April 13, 2013 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Recombination Creates Human Beta2c Coronavirus Sub-clades
The commentary discusses nCoV recombination which generated two distinct human sub-clades (03/29/13 20:30) (Source: Recombinomics)
Source: Recombinomics - April 13, 2013 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Beta2c Coronavirus Import To KSA From Egypt?
The commentary discusses the possible import of nCoV to Saudi Arabia from Egypt. (03/27/13 23:45) (Source: Recombinomics)
Source: Recombinomics - April 13, 2013 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Jordan and Jeddah Beta2c Coronavirus Sequence Match
The commentary discusses the nCoV sequence match between the EMC/2012 sequence from Jeddah and the Jordan-N3 sequence from the Jordan ICU cluster. (03/26/13 19:30) (Source: Recombinomics)
Source: Recombinomics - April 13, 2013 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

UAE Beta2c Coronavirus Fatal Case In Munich Germany
The commentary discusses the death of the first lab confirmed UAE nCoV case. (03/26/13 13:30) (Source: Recombinomics)
Source: Recombinomics - April 13, 2013 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Withheld Mild Jeddah Beta2c Coronavirus Cases
The commentary discusses the withheld mild nCoV cases in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. (03/26/13 04:00) (Source: Recombinomics)
Source: Recombinomics - April 13, 2013 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

UAE Beta2c Coronavirus Critical Case In Munich Germany
The commentary discusses the first lab confirmed UAE nCoV case, who is being treated in Munich, Germany. (03/25/13 21:00) (Source: Recombinomics)
Source: Recombinomics - April 13, 2013 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

WHO Beta2c Coronavirus Is A Cold Virus Tweets
The commentary discusses the WHO twitter campaign to call nCoV a cold virus. (03/25/13 19:45) (Source: Recombinomics)
Source: Recombinomics - April 13, 2013 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

All Confirmed Mild Beta2c Coronavirus Cases In Clusters
The commentary discusses the linkage of confirmed mild nCoV cases to clusters. (03/25/13 14:00) (Source: Recombinomics)
Source: Recombinomics - April 13, 2013 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Another Beta2c Coronavirus UK Import From KSA?
The commentary discusses the possible nCoV infection of the daughter of the UK index case. (03/25/13 12:00) (Source: Recombinomics)
Source: Recombinomics - April 13, 2013 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Most Mild Beta2c Coronavirus Cases In Jeddah KSA
The commentary discusses the widespread nCoV in Saudi Arabia with a concentration in Jeddah. (03/24/13 19:30) (Source: Recombinomics)
Source: Recombinomics - April 13, 2013 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

UK Beta2c Coronavirus Index Case Dies
The commentary discusses the death of the UK nCoV index case. (03/23/13 14:00) (Source: Recombinomics)
Source: Recombinomics - April 13, 2013 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

More Media Myths On Beta2c Coronavirus Animal Links
The commentary discusses more media myths on animal links for nCoV cases. (03/20/13 20:45) (Source: Recombinomics)
Source: Recombinomics - April 13, 2013 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Mild Beta2c Coronavirus Pandemic Concerns
The commentary discusses the pandemic concerns caused by mild beta2c novel coronavirus infections. (03/20/13 01:30) (Source: Recombinomics)
Source: Recombinomics - April 13, 2013 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

WHO On Seemingly Sporadic Beta2c Coronavirus Infections
The commentary discusses the update WHO surveillance recommendations which cite “seemingly sporadic” beta2c novel coronavirus infections. (03/19/13 00:30) (Source: Recombinomics)
Source: Recombinomics - April 13, 2013 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

CIDRAP Myth On Beta2c Coronavirus and HPIV-2 In UK Cluster
The commentary discusses the CIDRAP description of detection of HPIV-2 , human type 2 parainfluenza virus in contacts of UK beta2c novel coronavirus cases. (03/17/13 17:00) (Source: Recombinomics)
Source: Recombinomics - April 13, 2013 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

UK Beta2c Coronavirus Transmission By Mild Case
The commentary discusses the detection of HPIV-2 , human type 2 parainfluenza virus in contacts of UK beta2c novel coronavirus cases, raising concerns of transmission by a mild case. (03/17/13 15:00) (Source: Recombinomics)
Source: Recombinomics - April 13, 2013 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

HPIV-2 In UK Beta2c Coronavirus Contacts
The commentary discusses the detection of HPIV-2 , human type 2 parainfluenza virus in contacts of UK beta2c novel coronavirus cases. (03/15/13 23:45) (Source: Recombinomics)
Source: Recombinomics - April 13, 2013 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

More Media Myths On Beta2C Coronavirus Transmission
The commentary discusses the latest media myths on beta2c novel coronavirus transmission. (03/13/13 16:30) (Source: Recombinomics)
Source: Recombinomics - April 13, 2013 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

KSA Beta2c Coronavirus Reporting Delays
The commentary discusses the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia beta2c novel coronavirus reporting delays. (03/13/13 13:30) (Source: Recombinomics)
Source: Recombinomics - April 13, 2013 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Another Fatal Beta2c Coronavirus Case 39M Saudi Arabia
The commentary discusses the latest beta2c novel coronavirus fatal case, 39M.(03/12/13 23:55) (Source: Recombinomics)
Source: Recombinomics - April 13, 2013 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Novel Beta2c Coronavirus Spike Q1020R & Q1020H
The commentary discusses beta2c novel coronavirus S gene changes (03/11/13 22:00) (Source: Recombinomics)
Source: Recombinomics - April 13, 2013 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

CDC Issues Novel Beta2c Coronavirus Health Alert
The commentary discusses the CDC beta2c novel coronavirus health alert (03/08/12:00 21:30) (Source: Recombinomics)
Source: Recombinomics - April 13, 2013 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

CDC Issues New Beta2c Coronavirus Guidance
The commentary discusses new CDC guidelines on beta2c cluster reporting and travel to the Arabian Peninsula. (03/07/12:00 21:00) (Source: Recombinomics)
Source: Recombinomics - April 13, 2013 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Another Beta2c Coronavirus Cluster In Riyadh?
The commentary discusses a possible beta2c cluster in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (03/07/12:00 20:15) (Source: Recombinomics)
Source: Recombinomics - April 13, 2013 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Another Fatal Beta2c Coronavirus Case In Saudi Arabia
The commentary discusses the latest fatal beta2c case in Saudi Arabia. (03/06/13:15 20:15) (Source: Recombinomics)
Source: Recombinomics - April 13, 2013 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Recombination In Qatar Beta2c Coronavirus Sequence
The commentary discusses the relationship between two Qatari sequences and potential recombination. (03/03/13 00:45) (Source: Recombinomics)
Source: Recombinomics - April 13, 2013 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

New Human Qatar Beta2c Coronavirus Sequence
The commentary discusses the new Wellcome Trust sequence for the Qatar (40M) patient which exactly matches England1. (03/02/13 16:00) (Source: Recombinomics)
Source: Recombinomics - April 13, 2013 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Hong Kong Warns of New Coronavirus
A new coronavirus is on the loose, and Hong Kong and world health authorities are taking notice. The virus has killed 11 of the 17 people known to have contracted it, a death rate much higher than that of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS). Unlike SARS, which affected the respiratory system, this new virus, dubbed “novel coronavirus,” attacks multiple organs. The most likely source of this new disease is bats, though monkeys, pigs, civet cats and even rabbits can also harbor it. To be prepared, Hong Kong officials have started conducting simulations in the event of an outbreak, including quarantines and t...
Source: SCCM RSS News - April 8, 2013 Category: Intensive Care Source Type: news

Monkey Model Developed To Study Novel Coronavirus Infection
National Institutes of Health (NIH) researchers have developed a model of infection in rhesus macaques that will help scientists around the world better understand how an emerging coronavirus, first identified in September 2012, affects people. The virus has so far infected at least 17 people in the Middle East and Europe, killing 11 of them. The NIH team established the nonhuman primate model in December 2012 and is using it to study how the virus causes disease and to evaluate potential vaccines and antiviral treatments... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 5, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases / Bacteria / Viruses Source Type: news

Monkey Research Gives Insights Into New SARS-Like Virus
Coronavirus strain has so far infected 17, killed 11 worldwide (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - April 3, 2013 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Infections, Pulmonology, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Monkey Research Gives Insights into New SARS-Like Virus
Coronavirus strain has so far infected 17, killed 11 worldwide Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Page: Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - April 3, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

H7N9 avian influenza human infections in China
On 31 March 2013, the China Health and Family Planning Commission notified the World Health Organization (WHO) of three cases of human infection with influenza A(H7N9). The cases were laboratory confirmed on 29 March by China CDC. Laboratory testing for influenza A(H3N2), A (H1N1)pdm09 and A(H5N1), as well as for novel coronavirus, has been negative. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - April 1, 2013 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Human infection with influenza A(H7N9) in China
On 31 March 2013, the China Health and Family Planning Commission notified the World Health Organization (WHO) of three cases of human infection with influenza A(H7N9). The cases were laboratory confirmed on 29 March by China CDC. Laboratory testing for influenza A(H3N2), A (H1N1)pdm09 and A(H5N1), as well as for novel coronavirus, has been negative. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - April 1, 2013 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Human infection with influenza A(H7N9) virus in China
On 31 March 2013, the China Health and Family Planning Commission notified the World Health Organization (WHO) of three cases of human infection with influenza A(H7N9). The cases were laboratory confirmed on 29 March by China CDC. Laboratory testing for influenza A(H3N2), A (H1N1)pdm09 and A(H5N1), as well as for novel coronavirus, has been negative. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - April 1, 2013 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Novel Coronavirus - UAE Man Dies in Germany
A 73-year-old man from the United Arab Emirates who had been transferred to Germany by air ambulance for treatment for novel coronavirus (NCoV) infection died on March 26th. The patient had been treated in intensive care at The Robert Koch Institute, Munich, Germany. German health authorities say this is the second case of novel coronavirus infection that was imported to Germany. The first patient was transferred to a German hospital on October 24th, 2012 and made a full recovery... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 28, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Flu / Cold / SARS Source Type: news

Hong Kong Prepares for New Coronavirus
The city is among the first to become worried about the emergence and spread of another, genetically related virus in the Middle East. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 28, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: By KEITH BRADSHER Tags: Viruses Coronavirus SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) Hong Kong Source Type: news

Novel coronavirus infection - update
The Robert Koch Institute informed WHO of a new confirmed case of infection with the novel coronavirus (nCoV). (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - March 26, 2013 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news