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By The Dispatch On Saturday, November 14th, 2015
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Copper as an infection control weapon against MERS, other coronaviruses

Researchers at the University of Southampton in the UK has found that copper can effectively help to prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, which are linked to severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, July 14th, 2014
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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 Herriman On Thursday, July 3rd, 2014
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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 Herriman On Thursday, June 26th, 2014
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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
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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 Herriman On Thursday, June 12th, 2014
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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 Herriman On Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014
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Saudi Arabia updates MERS numbers, over 100 cases added

After a review by the Saudi Arabia Ministry of Health’s (MOH) Command & Control Center last month in an effort to ensure a more complete and accurate understanding of the MERS-CoV outbreak in the Kingdom, More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, June 1st, 2014
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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
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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 Herriman On Monday, May 26th, 2014
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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 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 Herriman 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 Herriman 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 Herriman 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 Herriman 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 Herriman 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 Herriman 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 Herriman 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 Herriman 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 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...

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