MERS

This May 14, 2014 image, provided by Denver International Airport, shows newly-erected signs warning travelers about he danger of the MERS virus, at Denver International Airport. MERS, or Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, is a respiratory illness that begins with flu-like fever and cough but can lead to shortness of breath, pneumonia and death. The airport says the signs were posted Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at all of its screening areas at the direction of the Centers for Disease Control. (AP Photo/Denver International Airport)

Officials take back report of MERS spread in US

NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials on Wednesday backtracked on an earlier report that a mysterious Middle East virus had apparently spread from one person to another in the United States. Additional testing has shown […]

05/28/2014

FILE - This undated file electron microscope image made available by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases - Rocky Mountain Laboratories shows novel coronavirus particles, also known as the MERS virus, colorized in yellow. Four more people have died in Saudi Arabia after contracting an often fatal Middle East respiratory virus as the number of new confirmed infections in the kingdom climbs higher, according to health officials. The Saudi health ministry said in a statement posted online late Wednesday, May 8, 2014 that 18 new confirmed cases of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome were reported in the capital Riyadh, the western cities of Jiddah, Mecca and Medina, and in the city of Najran, along the border with Yemen.(AP Photo/NIAID - RML, File)

MERS in America: Is spread of virus a worry?

NEW YORK (AP) — A respiratory virus that has sickened hundreds in the Middle East has spread for the first time from one person to another in the United States. The case has raised questions […]

05/19/2014

This May 14, 2014 image, provided by Denver International Airport, shows newly-erected signs warning travelers about he danger of the MERS virus, at Denver International Airport. MERS, or Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, is a respiratory illness that begins with flu-like fever and cough but can lead to shortness of breath, pneumonia and death. The airport says the signs were posted Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at all of its screening areas at the direction of the Centers for Disease Control. (AP Photo/Denver International Airport)

CDC warnings about MERS go up at LAX

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Posters warning travelers of the threat of the deadly MERS infection are going up today at Los Angeles International Airport. There is no treatment for the respiratory illness, Middle East Respiratory […]

05/14/2014

FILE - In this Friday, May 9, 2014 file photo, a Saudi man talks on his phone as he wears a mask outside King Fahd Hospital in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Saudi health officials say another five people have died after contracting a potentially fatal Middle Eastern respiratory virus that has sickened hundreds. (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali, File)

Saudi Arabia reports 5 more deaths from MERS

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Another five people in Saudi Arabia have died after contracting a potentially fatal Middle Eastern respiratory virus that has sickened hundreds in the kingdom, according to health officials. The Saudi […]

05/13/2014

A Saudi man talks in his phone wears a mask outside King Fahd hospital in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, Friday, May 9, 2014.  Five more people have died in Saudi Arabia after contracting an often fatal Middle East respiratory virus as the number of new infections in the kingdom climbs higher, health officials confirmed Thursday. (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali)

Officials: 2nd US case of MERS being reported

NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials have confirmed a second U.S. case of a mysterious virus that has sickened hundreds in the Middle East. A news conference to discuss the case has been scheduled for […]

05/12/2014

This file photo provided by the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases shows a colorized transmission of the MERS coronavirus that emerged in 2012. Health officials on Friday, May 2, 2014 said the deadly virus from the Middle East has turned up for the first time in the U.S. (AP Photo/National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases via The Canadian Press, File)

Indiana health officials: MERS patient improving

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A man hospitalized in Indiana with the first U.S. case of a mysterious virus that has sickened hundreds in the Middle East is improving, state health officials said Saturday. The Indiana Department […]

05/03/2014

Middle East respiratory syndrome (aka MERS) coronavirus, electron microscope image distributed by the British Health Protection Agency. (AP Photo)

New MERS virus spreads easily, deadlier than SARS

LONDON (AP) — A mysterious new respiratory virus that originated in the Middle East spreads easily between people and appears more deadly than SARS, doctors reported Wednesday after investigating the biggest outbreak in Saudi Arabia. […]

06/19/2013

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