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  1. News - World - MEDICINE

    Scientists say no risk of pandemic yet from MERS virus

    Posted Jul 05th 2013, 11:27am by Agence France-Presse in Paris

    ... Agence France-Presse in Paris New coronavirus does not yet have ability to trigger pandemic, French scientists said The new MERS coronavirus that has claimed dozens of lives in the Middle East does not yet have the ability to trigger a pandemic, but vigilance is needed in case it mutates, French scientists said on Friday. “Our analysis suggests that MERS-CoV does not yet have ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1275870/scientists-say-no-risk-pandemic-yet-mers-virus
  2. News - World - HEALTH

    Saudi Arabia's Sars-like virus death toll now 32

    Posted Jun 18th 2013, 12:00am by Bloomberg

    ... coronavirus MERS-CoV. The Saudi Health Ministry said yesterday the four deaths were among previously registered cases. The new infections were in Eastern Province, in the capital, Riyadh, ... Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV). The new coronavirus may have emerged almost a year earlier than the first known case and circulated unnoticed. The genetic sequence of a virus taken from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1262992/saudi-arabias-sars-virus-death-toll-now-32
  3. News - World - HEALTH

    EU agency expresses concern over lack of information on Sars-like virus

    Posted Jun 20th 2013, 12:00am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in Geneva EU concerned about absence of data on new Sars-like virus The new coronavirus that has killed 38 people, most of them in Saudi Arabia, may evolve into a health crisis ... with the information available," it said. "At this stage, it is not possible to exclude a future Sars-like scenario." The new virus, dubbed Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1264505/eu-agency-expresses-concern-over-lack-information-sars-virus
  4. News - World - HEALTH

    Source of deadly Middle East virus remains a mystery

    Posted Jun 21st 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... on Wednesday that the new coronavirus has some striking similarities to Sars. However, scientists remain baffled as to the source of Mers. In a worrying finding, the team said, Mers not only spreads ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1265232/source-deadly-middle-east-virus-remains-mystery
  5. News - World - MEDICINE

    US moves to limit contagion if Middle East coronavirus Mers arrives via haj

    Posted Jul 02nd 2013, 12:00am by NYT

    ... McClatchy-Tribune in Atlanta Centres for Disease Control on war footing to limit risk of contagion, such as from pilgrims spreading Middle East coronavirus to America U.S. fears haj could ... a week since the beginning of June to keep tabs on the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus. Mers-CoV, as the pathogen is known, causes fever, severe coughs and rapid renal failure ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1273236/us-moves-limit-contagion-if-middle-east-coronavirus-mers-arrives-haj
  6. News - World - TUNISIA

    Tunisia announces three cases of coronavirus, one death

    Posted May 21st 2013, 09:08pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Rabat, Morocco A 66-year-old Tunisian man has died from the new coronavirus following a visit to Saudi Arabia and two of his adult children were infected with it, ... to reconcile the differing reports. The cases are the first for Tunisia and indicate that the virus is slowly trickling out of Saudi Arabia, where more than 30 coronavirus cases have been reported. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1242937/tunisia-announces-three-cases-coronavirus-one-death
  7. News - World - HEALTH

    Coronavirus sparks fears of wider human transmission

    Posted May 24th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... been evidence of limited transmission between humans, and last week the WHO said two Saudi health workers had contracted the deadly coronavirus from patients- the first evidence of transmission ... infected in Europe and Tunisia had links to or had travelled in the Middle East. The WHO said the virus had been renamed the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS CoV). ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1244609/coronavirus-sparks-fears-wider-human-transmission
  8. News - World - HEALTH

    Fear grips Saudi Arabia as coronavirus deaths reach 15

    Posted May 15th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Riyadh and Geneva WHO appeals for calm as disease confirmed to have 'limited' human transmission Fear grips Saudis as coronavirus toll hits 15 Panic has gripped Saudis in the country's east, where most cases of a deadly novel coronavirus have been detected, as the death toll in the kingdom hits 15. Scores of people have reported ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1237713/fear-grips-saudi-arabia-coronavirus-deaths-reach-15
  9. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    New coronavirus appears deadlier than Sars, says HKU

    Posted Mar 28th 2013, 12:00am by Emily Tsang

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com Mysterious coronavirus, though not less infectious, has a higher mortality rate and infects many species, Hong Kong researchers find New virus appears deadlier than Sars The mysterious new coronavirus that emerged in the Middle East and has killed 11 people is potentially more deadly than Sars and also more "promiscuous"- able to infect ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1201377/hk-researchers-find-mysterious-new-coronavirus-could-be-deadlier-sars
  10. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Girl, 4, isolated amid fears of deadly coronavirus

    Posted Mar 25th 2013, 12:00am by Dennis Chong

    ... A four-year-old girl visiting from Qatar has been isolated after she tested negative for a deadly Sars-like virus yesterday. The girl had initially sparked fears that the novel coronavirus had reached ... previously travelled to Qatar with her parents. The 16 reported cases of novel coronavirus are mainly in the Middle East. The child first displayed symptoms on Friday and was sent to a private ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1198916/girl-4-isolated-amid-fears-deadly-coronavirus

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