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UAE confirms 4 cases of new Chinese virus, first in Mideast

The United Arab Emirates on Wednesday confirmed the first cases in the Mideast of the new Chinese virus that causes flu-like symptoms, saying doctors now were treating four members of a Chinese family that had just come from ...

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Garbage crisis brings cholera to Yemen's historic Taez

Mounds of stinking garbage line the streets of Yemen's historic city of Taez, once renowned as one of the most beautiful places in the country, but now torn apart by war.

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Danger in the desert

What causes only a harmless cold in camels can be fatal for humans: an infection with the MERS virus. Since its discovery in 2012, the virus was detected in approximately 2,000 patients and 36 percent of them have not survived ...

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Is MERS-CoV a threat for Africa?

Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) is a lethal disease in humans, caused by a coronavirus (MERS-CoV). It was first identified in man in 2012, in the Arabian Peninsula. The main MERS-CoV reservoir species is the dromedary, ...

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Low risk in all but 4 countries of Olympics-related Zika

Government researchers are predicting that the upcoming Olympics are unlikely to have a major impact on the spread of Zika virus, although four developing countries could face a substantially higher risk.

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Researcher discusses the spread of MERS

In parts of the Arabian Peninsula and in South Korea, a disease called Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) has claimed lives. MERS has been diagnosed in at least 25 countries worldwide, including a few isolated cases ...

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Could camel antibodies protect humans from MERS?

Antibodies from dromedary camels protected uninfected mice from Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), and helped infected mice expunge the disease, according to a study published online March 18th in the Journal of Virology, ...

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