Coronavirus http://www.kunc.org en Treatment For Middle East Coronavirus Works In Monkey Tests http://www.kunc.org/post/treatment-middle-east-coronavirus-works-monkey-tests A mysterious disease in the Middle East has triggered international alarms for two big reasons. The virus is often deadly: It has killed almost half of the 114 people known to have caught it. Sun, 08 Sep 2013 17:36:00 +0000 49336 at http://www.kunc.org Treatment For Middle East Coronavirus Works In Monkey Tests Deadly Middle East Coronavirus Found In An Egyptian Tomb Bat http://www.kunc.org/post/deadly-middle-east-coronavirus-found-egyptian-tomb-bat For nearly a year, disease detectives around the world have been trying to track down the source of a mysterious new virus in the Middle East that has infected 96 people and killed 47 since September.<p>Now it looks like they've pinpointed at least one place where the virus is hiding out.<p>Scientists at Columbia University have detected the Middle East respiratory syndrome virus, or MERS, in a bat near the home of a man who died from the disease. Wed, 21 Aug 2013 20:48:00 +0000 48637 at http://www.kunc.org Deadly Middle East Coronavirus Found In An Egyptian Tomb Bat Camels May Be A Source Of The Middle East Coronavirus http://www.kunc.org/post/camels-may-be-source-middle-east-coronavirus Looks like Arabian camels might be hiding more than just fat in those furry humps.<p>Scientists have found evidence that dromedary camels — the ones with just one hump — may be carriers of the lethal coronavirus in the Middle East, which has infected at least 94 people and killed 46 since first appearing in Saudi Arabia last year.<p>The findings, <a href="http://www.thelancet.com/journals/laninf/article/PIIS1473-3099(13)70164-6/fulltext">published</a> Thursday in the journal <em>Lancet Infectious Disease</em>, offer a new clue about where people might be catching the virus — one of the big mys Fri, 09 Aug 2013 13:44:00 +0000 48149 at http://www.kunc.org Camels May Be A Source Of The Middle East Coronavirus Outbreak In Saudi Arabia Echoes SARS Epidemic 10 Years Ago http://www.kunc.org/post/outbreak-saudi-arabia-echoes-sars-epidemic-10-years-ago A detailed <a href="http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1306742?query=featured_home#t=articleResults">analysis</a> of how the disease called <a href="http://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/mers/index.html">Middle East Respiratory Syndrome</a> spread through four Saudi Arabian hospitals this spring reveals disturbing similarities to the <a href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0004460/">SARS</a> pandemic that terrified the world a decade ago.<p>"I think this has the great potential of becoming the next SARS," <a href="http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/doctors/results/directory/profile/0 Thu, 20 Jun 2013 13:04:00 +0000 Richard Knox 46078 at http://www.kunc.org Outbreak In Saudi Arabia Echoes SARS Epidemic 10 Years Ago Triple Threat: Middle East Respiratory Virus And 2 Bird Flus http://www.kunc.org/post/triple-threat-middle-east-respiratory-virus-and-2-bird-flus The World Health Organization is <a href="http://www.emro.who.int/press-releases/2013/corona-virus-who-saudi-arabia-mission.html">warning</a> health care workers everywhere to suspect a disease called Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome, or MERS, whenever they see a case of unexplained pneumonia.<p>Monday's warning comes at the end of a six-day WHO investigation in Saudi Arabia, where 40 of the 55 cases of the respiratory disease have occurred. Mon, 10 Jun 2013 20:31:00 +0000 Richard Knox 45606 at http://www.kunc.org Triple Threat: Middle East Respiratory Virus And 2 Bird Flus