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By Robert Herriman 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 Herriman 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 Herriman 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 Herriman 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 Robert Herriman On Tuesday, April 29th, 2014
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Saudi Health Minister, Adel Faqih, warns against consuming camel meat and milk

On the same day researchers from the Columbia UniversityMailman School of Public Health, King Saud University, and EcoHealth Alliance published their findings of  extracting a complete, live, infectious MERS coronavirus 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 Herriman 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 Herriman 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 Herriman 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 Herriman 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 Herriman 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 Herriman 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...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, April 18th, 2014
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Greece reports first MERS coronavirus case

A 69-year-old Greek man who was in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia and returned to Greece yesterday, has been confirmed positive for the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV), according to the Greek news More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, April 16th, 2014
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Malacanang: Philippine government issues MERS advisory

In response to recent events concerning overseas workers in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) contracting the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Corona Virus (MERS-CoV), the Presidential Palace, or Malacanang issued More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, April 16th, 2014
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MERS coronavirus makes first appearance in Asia: Malaysia, Philippines report MERS-CoV cases

The Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) has been confirmed for the first time in Asia as the Malaysian Ministry of Health reports a confirmed death in a man from Batu Pahat, Johor. Image/Maureen More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, April 13th, 2014
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MERS coronavirus appears in Yemen for the first time, possible virus mutation suggested

The Republic of Yemen, a country on the southern tip of the Arabian Peninsula, has reported its first case of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) today, according to a report in the Egyptian More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, April 3rd, 2014
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Saudi Arabia to give infectious disease allowance for medical personnel

The Saudi Arabia Ministry of Health announced monetary allowance that will for medical and paramedical personnel who routinely come into contact with patients suffering from highly infectious diseases, according More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, April 1st, 2014
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Abu Dhabi man becomes the 87th MERS fatality

The National IHR Focal Point of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has confirmed an additional  laboratory-confirmed case of infection with Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) and notified the World More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, March 21st, 2014
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MERS coronavirus cases top 200 globally, more than 15,000 confirmed/suspected chikungunya cases in the Caribbean

The European Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (ECDC) has updated the numbers in some of the most significant outbreaks across the globe today in it’s Communicable Threats Report. Image/Maureen Metcalfe; More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, March 16th, 2014
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CDC releases podcast on Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV)

Last week, Dr. Aron Hall, a CDC coronavirus epidemiologist, discussed Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV), which was released in a podcast (LISTEN). Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus, More...


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