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By Robert On Tuesday, May 20th, 2014
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Salmonella Typhimurium outbreak affects 37 people in 18 states, linked to frozen mice

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced today the investigation of a multistate Salmonella Typhimurium outbreak that has sickened 37 people in 18 states since the beginning of the year. Epidemiologic, More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, May 20th, 2014
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Chloroquine and chlorpromazine among the drugs to show activity against MERS

PRESS RELEASE WASHINGTON, DC – May 19, 2014 – A series of research articles published ahead of print in the journal Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy have identified a number of existing pharmaceutical More...

By Robert On Saturday, May 17th, 2014
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Illinois man tests positive for MERS antibodies, likely contracted virus from Indiana patient

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 More...

By Robert On Thursday, May 15th, 2014
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Netherlands report second MERS virus case

Just a day after reporting the first imported Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) case in the Netherlands, the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) has reported a More...

By Robert On Monday, May 12th, 2014
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Public Health England responds to second MERS case transiting through London

For the second time in two weeks, a laboratory-confirmed Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) case en route to the United States transited through London prompting Public Health England (PHE) More...

By Robert On Monday, May 12th, 2014
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Florida reports the second case of MERS virus in the US

  Ten days after the first Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) was confirmed in the United States in an Indiana man, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Florida Department More...

By Robert On Saturday, May 10th, 2014
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US MERS patient released from Indiana hospital, ‘fully recovered’ and MERS virus negative

The Indiana patient who contracted the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) in Saudi Arabia last month, has fully recovered from the infections and has been discharged from the hospital. Middle More...

By Robert On Friday, May 9th, 2014
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Lebanon records first MERS coronavirus case

Lebanon’s Health Ministry has announced the first case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) in the country, according to an El Nashra report Thursday (computer translated). Image/CIA Health More...

By Robert On Thursday, May 8th, 2014
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Saudi Arabia: King Fahd Hospital chief removed as WHO finishes MERS visit

The Saudi Arabian Health Ministry announced Tuesday the removal of the head of  the King Fahd Hospital in Jeddah as part of its move to deal with the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) crisis More...

By Robert On Wednesday, May 7th, 2014
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Philippines: Negrense nurse working in Saudi Arabia dies from MERS coronavirus

A 45-year-old Filipina nurse from Negros Occidental, who was employed in a Saudi Arabian hospital,  has died as a result of an infection with the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS_CoV) Tuesday, More...

By Robert On Tuesday, May 6th, 2014
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Indiana MERS patient in ‘good condition’, hospital working on discharge plans

In an update from the Community Hospital in Munster, Indiana, the patient who was admitted with a confirmed case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) last week is recovering well and in good More...

By Robert On Sunday, May 4th, 2014
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Indiana MERS patient ‘improving’, no new cases reported

In a follow up to a report Friday, the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) is reporting the still unnamed MERS coronavirus case, the first in the United States, remains hospitalized in good condition and More...

By Robert On Friday, May 2nd, 2014
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MERS coronavirus confirmed in Indiana, first case reported in the US

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Indiana Department of Health have confirmed today the first case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) in the United States in a More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, April 29th, 2014
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Columbia researchers extract live MERS coronavirus from Dromedary camels

NEWS RELEASE April 29, 2014—There is new, more definitive evidence implicating camels in the ongoing outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, or MERS. Scientists at the Center for Infection and Immunity More...

By Robert On Saturday, April 26th, 2014
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MERS-CoV update with Mike Coston

The Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) outbreak  has really spiked in recent weeks, making it difficult for someone to keep track of all the details surrounding this very fluid, ever-evolving More...

By Robert On Thursday, April 24th, 2014
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MERS-CoV and chikungunya outbreak updates on Outbreak News This Week Radio Show

PRESS RELEASE The Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) and chikungunya outbreaks are clearly two of the top major news stories this year in the world of infectious diseases. These outbreaks are More...

By Robert On Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014
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Philippines DOH still looking for 174 Etihad Airlines passengers, issue health alert for int’l travelers

Health officials in Manila have published a list of passengers today that arrived to the Ninoy Aquino International Airport last Tuesday on Etihad Airlines flight EY0424 that have yet to coordinate with the Department More...

By Robert On Monday, April 21st, 2014
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Philippines: MERS-CoV in Batangas hospital? Three patients under observation

Philippine news agency, ABS-CBN is reporting that at least three patients at the Batangas Medical Center (BMC) have been isolated and are under observation for suspected Middle east Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus More...

By Robert On Sunday, April 20th, 2014
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Filipino nurse tests negative for MERS coronavirus: RITM

In a follow up to a report last week concerning a Filipino nurse working in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and was exposed to an overseas worker who died from the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) More...

By Robert On Saturday, April 19th, 2014
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Author, Mark Jerome Walters discusses his new book, ‘Seven Modern Plagues’

A new book, which examines seven relatively new and emerging infectious diseases and how human action and the change in the ecology, causes them to produce, according to the author, “ecodemics”. The More...


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