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  • Search and Rescue
    Search and Rescue
    Search and Rescue dogs fill a place in our society which is unlike any other. Humans can develop information, they can add too or delete information as more facts come in, and of course, there are some who may have intuitive insight as to the...
  • New weapon in the war against MERS
    New weapon in the war against MERS
    Hemispherx Biopharma has announced that one of its advanced stage biologicalproducts, Alferon(R) N, significantly inhibited the replication of the MERS virus in vitro. Alferon(R) N has previously shown to be active against SARS-CoV, which swept...
  • First U.S. case of MERS virus confirmed in Indiana health care worker
    First U.S. case of MERS virus confirmed in Indiana health care worker
    The New York Times reports on May 2 that the first case of the MERS virus in the United States has been confirmed. The disease was found in an Indiana health care worker who recently traveled to Saudi Arabia.MERS stands for Middle East respiratory...
  • Coronavirus strain found in Middle East
    Another patient dies in MERS outbreak
    The World Health Organization (WHO) announced Nov. 4 that another patient death from Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS-CoV) had been reported to them. Since reporting began in April 2012, there have been 150 lab confirmed cases of the illness...
  • MERS virus 2013 news: MERS virus kills 3 more, MERS virus deaths rising
    MERS virus 2013 news: MERS virus kills 3 more, ‘a threat to the entire world’
    MERS virus 2013 news update: The MERS virus has claimed the lives of three more people including two women and one man bringing the total number of MERS virus fatalities globally to 50. The latest three victims of the SARS-like MERS virus were...
  • MERS virus kills three in Saudi Arabia: SARS' cousin has no vaccine discovered
    MERS virus kills three in Saudi Arabia: SARS' cousin has no vaccine discovered
    MERS virus, a Middle-Eastern coronavirus, has recently killed three more people in Saudi Arabia, bringing the total death count from this “cousin” of the SARS virus now to 47. Saudi Arabia’s health ministry confirmed this Sunday...
  • Novel MERS coronavirus continues to spread internationally
    Novel MERS coronavirus continues to spread internationally
    Since the SARS epidemic of 2003 and the H1N1 bird flu endemic of 2009 any smart Floridian traveling beyond the states, will first check with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as to what serious viral or bacterial infections may be...
  • Novel Coronavirus Infection
    More MERS Victims
    Coronaviruses are commonly found worldwide and most people in their lifetime will contract this virus. It usually causes mild to moderate upper respiratory symptoms such as runny nose and congestion and is believed to be one of the major causes of...
  • CDC on alert for new threat from the Middle East
    CDC on alert for new threat from the Middle East
    The federal government is now on alert for a serious new threat coming from the Middle East caused by a conavirus now known as MERS (aka Middle East Respiratory Syndrome). First reported in 2012 in Saudi Arabia. MERS-CoV, the World Health...
  • Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV)
    Purdue scientists have a jump on MERS coronavirus treatment going back to SARS
    Researchers from the West Lafeyette, Indiana university have a "leg up" on developing a treatment forthe new Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus, or MERS-CoV, thanks to work they did on a related virus in the past, according to...
  • Coronavirus decontamination
    MERS-CoV coronavirus sickens Saudi girl
    The Ministry of Health in Saudi Arabia notified the World Health Organization (WHO) on June 5 of a newly diagnosed case of illness due to theMERS-CoV novel coronavirus. The 14 year old female patient became ill on May 29. The WHO has received...
  • YUNCHENG, CHINA - APRIL 18: (CHINA OUT) Chickens are seen at a poultry farm on April 18, 2013
    New viruses cause global epidemics
    Newviral epidemics have hit almost every continent in recent weeks. Here is a breakdown of these new viruses; their symptoms, and where they have been found.In AlabamaA viral outbreak in Alabama that causes respiratory illness is being watched...
  • Protect yourself from coronavirus
    Outbreak of SARS-like coronavirus has killed 18 and counting
    A family in Saudi Arabia is struggling with a mystery respiratory illness that resembles Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome ( SARS), which killed 775 people worldwide in 2003. According to a May 13 Reuters report, Hussein al-Sheikh said he came...
  • Mysterious virus spreads: What you need to know about Coronavirus (Video)
    Mysterious virus spreads: What you need to know about Coronavirus (Video)
    New concerns about a mysterious virus mount as the virus spreads to a 10th identified person, according to a Feb. 11 Christian Post report. There is ongoing speculation about whether this new dangerous virus that reportedly causes kidney failure...
  • Mysterious virus spreads, new strand of coronavirus linked to SARS
    Mysterious virus spreads, new strand of coronavirus linked to SARS
    A new mysterious virus is spreading at an alarming rate. According to Reuters via Yahoo!, this new strand of coronavirus that was identified last year and is linked to SARS has emerged in the United Kingdom and the Middle East.The Health...