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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 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 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...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, February 23rd, 2014
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MERS coronavirus tally: ECDC

The Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) by the numbers, according to the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC): As of 21 February 2014, 186 laboratory-confirmed cases of MERS-CoV More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, February 2nd, 2014
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Saudi Arabia reports new MERS coronavirus case in Riyadh citizen

The Saudi Arabia Ministry of Health (MOH) has reported a new case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) in a citizen of Riyadh, according to a Saudi MOH press release today (computer translated). Image/Maureen More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, January 27th, 2014
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MERS coronavirus cases reported from Saudi Arabia and Jordan, global total now 180

Two additional laboratory-confirmed  Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) have been reported to the World Health Organization (WHO), one each from Saudi Arabia and Jordan, according to a WHO More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, January 16th, 2014
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Body of Bangladeshi doctor who reportedly died from MERS coronavirus in Saudi Arabia, Dr. Mohammed Humayun Kabeer, being flown to Dhaka Monday

A Bangladeshi physician, who was working at Prince Salman Hospital in Riyadh, has reportedly died from an infection of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV), according to a report from Arab News More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, January 4th, 2014
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Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) case count by country

Globally, from September 2012 to date, the WHO has been informed of a total of 177 laboratory-confirmed cases of infection with MERS-CoV, including 74 deaths. The breakdown by country of cases/fatalities is listed More...


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