Tag archive for ‘Mers coronavirus’
By Guest Author On Friday, May 29th, 2020

Albert Boufarah Reveals Another Major Threat of COVID-19

We are slowly coming to grips with the devastating consequences of the coronavirus pandemic on the healthcare and economic landscapes. However, there is another looming threat that could eventually be even more More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, April 21st, 2020
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UN Climate Change fund: COVID an ‘opportunity’ to raise money and ‘relaunch’ green world

The UN-funded financial arm of the Paris Agreement has called the Chinese Coronavirus an “opportunity” to raise funds for climate change action and “relaunch economies on low-emission, climate-resilient trajectories.” According More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, March 20th, 2020
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Gavin Newsom orders California, putting in a statewide ‘Shelter in Place’ in response to Wuhan Coronavirus

While President Trump is facing accusations of authoritative actions or taking extreme measures, California Democrat Governor Gavin Newsom announced during a press conference late on Thursday that he has issued More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, March 20th, 2020

GenMark Receives FDA Emergency Use Authorization for its ePlex® SARS-CoV-2 Test

GenMark Diagnostics, Inc. (NASDAQ:GNMK), a leading provider of automated, multiplex molecular diagnostic testing systems, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued Emergency Use More...

By Robert On Monday, July 6th, 2015

Philippines: MERS, HIV and dengue fever updates

Three recent stories from the news, Outbreak News Today,  “Your source for all the news about worms and germs”, provides coverage of three important public health stories from the Philippine archipelago: More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, July 14th, 2014

Saudi Arabia reports seven additional MERS cases, global total now at 834

On 3, 5, 6, 8 and 10 July 2014, the National IHR Focal Point for Saudi Arabia reported an additional 7 laboratory-confirmed cases of infection with Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV), and the More...

By Robert On Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

Philippines: DOH advises against Filipino Muslims travel to Hajj due to MERS

The Philippines Department of Health (DOH) is advising Filipino Muslims to postpone travel plans this year to Saudi Arabia for the religious pilgrimages, Hajj and Umrah, due to the risk of Middle East Respiratory More...

By Robert On Thursday, June 26th, 2014

MERS virus update: Four new cases in Saudi Arabia, details on the 113 retrospective cases

The World Health Organization (WHO) released two new Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) updates today; one concerning new cases reported in the Saudi Kingdom and one that details the 113 retrospective More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

Contacts of two US MERS cases test negative for the virus: CDC

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has now confirmed that neither of the two imported cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) in the United States spread the virus to any of their household More...

By Robert On Thursday, June 12th, 2014

Saudi Arabia advises certain groups postpone Hajj and Umrah pilgrimages due to MERS outbreak

In response to international outbreaks of disease like the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV), the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Ministry of Health recommends that the following groups postpone the More...

By Robert On Sunday, June 1st, 2014

Algeria reports two MERS cases

Two Algerian men who were in Saudi Arabia for the performance of Umrah have been confirmed positive for the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV), according to a Ministry of Health and Population More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

MERS spread from Indiana case to Illinois man ruled out after comprehensive lab analysis: CDC

PRESS RELEASE After completing additional and more definitive laboratory tests, CDC officials have concluded that an Indiana MERS patient did not spread the virus to an Illinois associate during a business meeting More...

By Robert On Monday, May 26th, 2014

Iran confirms two MERS cases in sisters from Kerman

The Iranian Ministry of Health have reported two confirmed cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) in two sisters from Kerman, according to a news release (computer translated). The Minister More...

By Guest Author On Wednesday, May 21st, 2014
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MERS Not As Threatening As Other Diseases

The case of Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) jumping from person to person earlier this week has had the Centers for Disease Control and the public worried over a possible pandemic. Now, infectious disease More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

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

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

Singapore: Temperature screening in passengers from MERS affected countries to begin this weekend

In response to the World Health Organization (WHO) statement from the Emergency Committee  Tuesday, the Singapore Ministry of Health (MOH) announced the commencement of temperature screening at air checkpoints More...

By Robert On Thursday, May 15th, 2014

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 Wednesday, May 14th, 2014
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Florida MERS patient ‘currently fever free, and continues to improve’

In a follow up to a report Monday of the second MERS coronavirus patient in the United States in Florida, Florida health officials say the patient admitted to Dr. P. Phillips Hospital in Orange County remains in More...

By Robert On Monday, May 12th, 2014

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...



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