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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 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, April 11th, 2014
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Six Filipino paramedics contract MERS-CoV working in UAE, one dies

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) Ministry of Interior has reported a cluster of six cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) in six Filipino paramedics that were working for the Al Ain Rescue 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...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, March 9th, 2014
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Polio-like paralysis, Pithovirus sibericum and other virology topics: An interview with Dr. Vincent Racaniello

On the Saturday, March 8 airing of Outbreak News This Week Radio Show, Vincent Racaniello Ph.D., Professor of Microbiology and Immunology at Columbia University appeared to discuss some of the latest topics 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 Friday, February 7th, 2014
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MERS-CoV: New case confirmed in Abu Dhabi resident, brings global total to 182

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has reported a laboratory confirmed case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection in a Abu Dhabi man, according to a WHO update today. United Arab Emirates 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 Tuesday, December 31st, 2013
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MERS coronavirus: New cases reported from Saudi Arabia and the UAE brings total to 176

Six new cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) from Saudi Arabia (5) and the United Arab Emirates (1) have been reported to the World Health Organization (WHO), according to a Disease Outbreak More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, December 21st, 2013
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New MERS coronavirus cases reported from Saudi Arabia, UAE

At least five new  Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) have been reported out of the Middle East–Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, according to reports. The Saudi Arabia Ministry More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, December 17th, 2013
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Saudi Arabia reports two more MERS coronavirus cases, virus confirmed in dromedary camels

Saudi Arabian health officials notified the World Health Organization (WHO) of an additional two laboratory-confirmed cases of infection with Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV), according to More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, December 4th, 2013
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Female MERS coronavirus patient dies in Abu Dhabi

In a follow-up report to the MERS coronavirus cluster reported in Abu Dhabi Monday, the Associated Press reports today that the 32-year-old woman and mother has died from the novel virus, Middle East Respiratory More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, December 2nd, 2013
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Official MERS Coronavirus tally is 163 cases and 70 deaths

In a follow-up to a story reported earlier today, the World Health Organization (WHO) released it’s official Disease Outbreak News confirming the three Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, November 26th, 2013
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MERS Coronavirus global total reaches 160 with three new cases confirmed in Saudi Arabia

The Saudi Arabia Health Ministry has informed the World Health Organization (WHO) of three additional laboratory-confirmed cases of infection with Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV), according More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, November 25th, 2013
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Inovio’s MERS vaccine, SynCon DNA vaccine, induces ‘robust and durable immune responses’ in pre-clinical testing

Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced recently that preclinical testing of a DNA synthetic vaccine for the virulent Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS) induced robust and durable immune responses, More...


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