After Ebola and Zika, this new virus is poised to infect humans: Study

According to a new study, a SARS-like virus found in Chinese horseshoe bats may be poised to infect humans.

Mar 15, 2016, 13:55 PM IST

New test can detect all viral infections in people

Researchers have developed a new test that can detect virtually any virus that infects people and animals, including the Ebola virus.

Sep 30, 2015, 16:18 PM IST

South Korea declares end to MERS outbreak

 South Korea on Tuesday declared an end to a deadly outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) that killed 36 people, triggered widespread panic and stymied growth in Asia`s fourth-largest economy.

Jul 28, 2015, 07:06 AM IST

China's first MERS patient recovering: Officials

China's first confirmed Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) patient is in stable condition as he was slowly recovering, Chinese health authorities said.

Jun 10, 2015, 12:41 PM IST

Hong Kong sets ''serious'' response to South Korea's MERS outbreak

Hong Kong upgraded to "serious" on Monday its response to an outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) in South Korea, where the number of cases jumped and fears grew about the economic impact of the disease.

Jun 09, 2015, 01:06 AM IST

South Korea reports sixth MERS death, surge in infections

South Korea recorded its sixth death and biggest single day jump in Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) infections Monday, with 23 new cases in the largest outbreak of the potentially deadly virus outside Saudi Arabia.

Jun 08, 2015, 07:39 AM IST

WHO making 'fundamental changes' after Ebola outbreak

The WHO is making some "fundamental changes" in the aftermath of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, including a proposed USD 100 million contingency fund, the chief of the global health body said Monday.

May 18, 2015, 22:37 PM IST

Oman reports first MERS death in nearly a year

Oman today reported its first death of a person from Middle East Respiratory Syndrome corona-virus (MERS-CoV) in nearly a year.

Jan 08, 2015, 23:17 PM IST

Saudi Arabia: Deaths from MERS virus reach 348

Saudi Arabia's Health Ministry says that a total of 348 people have died in the kingdom after contracting Middle East Respiratory Syndrome or MERS.

Nov 26, 2014, 17:34 PM IST

Legacy of SARS in Asia offers lessons for Ebola fight

The SARS outbreak of 2003 put Hong Kong on the frontline of a global health crisis -- but the city`s ultimately successful war on the virus offers lessons for those now battling Ebola.

Nov 02, 2014, 15:29 PM IST

Scientists find mild cases of MERS among patients' families

Fewer than half of Saudi Arabian patients in a study passed the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome virus to household members, and many of those who developed secondary infections contracted mild cases of MERS, global researchers reported on Wednesday.

Aug 28, 2014, 10:07 AM IST

Vaccines for SARS, MERS viruses closer to reality

Researchers have figured out how to disable a part of the SARS virus responsible for hiding it from the immune system; a critical step in developing a vaccine against the deadly disease.

Jun 04, 2014, 13:00 PM IST

Saudi health minister sacks deputy as MERS toll rises

Saudi Arabia`s health minister has sacked one of his deputies as the death toll by the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS)coronavirus reached 190, the ministry said on Twitter on today.

Jun 04, 2014, 00:02 AM IST

MERS: Know all about the novel virus

Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) is viral respiratory illness that first surfaced in Saudi Arabia in April 2012. It is caused by a coronavirus called MERS-CoV.

May 20, 2014, 16:17 PM IST

US confirms its first case of MERS virus

US health officials on Friday confirmed the first case of an American infected with a mysterious Middle East virus. The man fell ill after arriving in the US about a week ago from Saudi Arabia where he is a health care worker.

May 03, 2014, 04:53 AM IST

Saudi announces 56th MERS death

The Saudi health ministry announced today a new MERS death, raising to 56 the number of people killed by the coronavirus in the country with the most fatalities.

Dec 21, 2013, 19:31 PM IST

SARS-like viruses can jump from bats to humans: Study

Scientists said Wednesday they had found evidence that SARS-like coronaviruses can jump straight from a type of Chinese bat to humans without the need for an intermediary animal "host".

Oct 31, 2013, 09:30 AM IST

Saudi Arabia: 1 more death from new virus

Saudi Arabia says one more man has died from a new respiratory virus related to SARS, bringing to 39 the number of deadly cases in the kingdom at the center of the growing outbreak.

Jul 27, 2013, 21:02 PM IST

Coronavirus not a global threat as of now

Researchers have said that the deadly coronavirus that emerged last year, does not currently appear to be infectious enough to pose a global threat.

Jul 06, 2013, 13:35 PM IST

MERS-CoV doesn’t yet have pandemic potential: Study

The Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) which was first detected in Saudi Arabia last year does not have pandemic potential yet, according to a new study.

Jul 05, 2013, 17:13 PM IST