The latest toll includes two more laboratory-confirmed cases in Saudi Arabia -- the country hit hardest by the outbreak so far -- and a death of a previously reported case from the Eastern Region of the country who had been hospitalized since the end of April, according to the World Health Organization. The means 39 people have died of MERS since Sept. 2012. … [Read more...] about MERS spreading in Middle East, Europe: Should Americans worry?
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More deaths reported in Saudi Arabia from new coronavirusSeven new unknown coronavirus infections reported in Saudi Arabia, five deadCDC wants U.S. docs to look out for mysterious coronavirus from Middle EastFrance's health minister, Marisol Touraine, said "this is an isolated case" in France but said authorities are "fully mobilized" to prevent the virus from spreading. Authorities are trying to reach anyone who was in contact with the patient before he was hospitalized, and a national hotline was established Wednesday for the public to call about the virus. … [Read more...] about New coronavirus from Middle East infects French citizen
"It's a logical possibility to consider any animals present in the region in large numbers," said coronavirus expert Dr. Ralph Baric, an associate research professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. "Biologists now need to go into the area and take samples from any animals they can get their hands on, including camels and goats," he said. Baric said it was crucial to find out how widespread the virus is in animals and what kind of contact might be risky for people. … [Read more...] about Middle East SARS-like mystery virus may come from animals
Third person sickened by SARS-like mystery virus in Middle EastMiddle East SARS-like mystery virus may come from animalsSARS-like symptoms isolate 5 in DenmarkNew SARS-like virus detected in Middle EastUnlike SARS, the Koch institute says there is no evidence of human-to-human transmission in the patient treated in Germany. … [Read more...] about World Health Organization: Six confirmed cases of SARS-like coronavirus in Middle East
The Ministry in a statement Monday said the unidentified third patient was hospitalized with "pneumonia caused by the new virus known as novel Coronavirus." It said the patient has since recovered from his pneumonia, adding that he had not traveled outside Riyadh. It did not say when, where, or how the person contracted the virus. … [Read more...] about Third person sickened by SARS-like mystery virus in Middle East