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Middle East Respiratory Syndrome

Camels – The real culprit behind common cold in humans?

The researchers found that one of the four common cold coronaviruses - HcoV-229E - originated from camels, just like the MERS virus.
 

Aug 19, 2016, 13:58 PM IST

WHO cautions against MERS, as Thailand reports fresh case

 The WHO has cautioned the Southeast Asian nations against risks of the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome corona virus (MERS CoV), after Thailand confirmed a fresh case on Sunday.

Jan 25, 2016, 00:38 AM IST

Mutation detected in South Korean MERS virus

A total of 187 people were infected overall, with thousands more placed under quarantine as a precautionary measure.

Jan 08, 2016, 18:32 PM IST

South Korea's MERS alert reduced to lowest level

 South Korean authorities on Tuesday lowered the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) alert level to its lowest readiness posture with no new infections reported in the country in nearly five months.

Dec 02, 2015, 00:11 AM IST

South Korea MERS toll reaches 37

A South Korean patient of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) died on Sunday, raising the total toll from the outbreak to 37.

Oct 25, 2015, 15:45 PM IST

Camels in Kenya infected by MERS virus

 Nearly half of the camels in parts of Kenya have been infected by the virus that causes Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), raising concerns about the role they could play in transmitting the disease to humans.

Oct 17, 2015, 14:27 PM IST

Last South Korean MERS patient again hospitalized

Medical staffs treating the patient, who has already suffered from lymphoma causing immunity disorder, stressed the "near-zero" possibility for him to have infected other people.

Oct 13, 2015, 16:36 PM IST

33 percent Saudi MERS cases occurred in hospitals

 Thirty three percent of a total of 1,252 Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) coronavirus cases reported over the past four years in Saudi Arabia took place within hospitals, a media report said on Saturday.

Oct 10, 2015, 19:21 PM IST

Saudi Arabia reports 7 more deaths from MERS

Saudi Arabia on Tuesday confirmed seven more deaths from the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) coronavirus in the capital Riyadh, taking the toll to 498 in the oil-rich kingdom.

Aug 25, 2015, 23:27 PM IST

Saudi confirms 49 MERS cases in one week

 The Saudi health ministry on Monday confirmed that 49 people were tested positive with the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) coronavirus.

Aug 24, 2015, 22:23 PM IST

Saudi Arabia registers MERS death

 Saudi Arabia registered one death due to the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) virus and six new cases of infection, according to a statement issued by the Saudi health ministry.

Aug 22, 2015, 01:46 AM IST

Experimental vaccine against MERS virus shows promise

An experimental vaccine against the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus, or MERS, has shown promise when tested on lab monkeys, researchers said today.

Aug 20, 2015, 01:26 AM IST

Saudi Arabia registers 21 MERS corona cases in a week

The Saudi authorities have registered 21 Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) corona virus cases in the week ending on Aug 15, media reported on Sunday.

Aug 17, 2015, 09:48 AM IST

South Korea President replaces health minister after MERS outbreak

South Korean President Park Geun-Hye on Tuesday replaced her health minister, who was widely blamed for the government`s poor response to the outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) that killed 36 people.

Aug 04, 2015, 12:02 PM IST

Britain reports two suspected MERS cases

 The Manchester Royal Infirmary has confirmed that its accident and emergency department (A&E) was temporarily shut down while two suspected cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) were being investigated.

Jul 28, 2015, 09:16 AM 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

South Korea tourism struggles to recover from MERS crisis

 The recent outbreak of the deadly MERS virus in South Korea has left the country`s tourist industry in intensive care, with visitor numbers plunging more than 40 percent in June, according to data released Tuesday.

Jul 21, 2015, 08:19 AM IST

South Korea MERS outbreak 'virtually' over

The South Korean government on Monday declared the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) coronavirus outbreak was "virtually" over.

Jul 21, 2015, 00:29 AM IST

South Korea reports no MERS case for eighth day

No new case of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) were reported in South Korea on Monday for the eighth consecutive day.

Jul 13, 2015, 11:26 AM IST

South Korea reports no MERS case for eighth day

 No new case of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) were reported in South Korea on Monday for the eighth consecutive day.

Jul 13, 2015, 11:03 AM IST