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MERS Virus: Iran Confirms First Two Cases

The MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome) virus, which has been responsible for over 175 deaths in Saudi Arabia, has now been confirmed in Iran. Yesterday, Iranian officials explained that the first two cases of MERS virus in Iran had been confirmed. “Four suspected cases of new corona virus infection were observed in a family in the province of Kerman,” Mohammad …

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MERS Virus: Third Case Diagnosed in U.S.

The MERS virus appears to be spreading–albeit very slowly. The third case of the disease in the United States has been officially diagnosed. An Illinois man likely picked up the illness from an Indiana man who was diagnoed as the first within the country to have the disease earlier this month. Middle East respiratory syndrome hasn’t had much of an …

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MERS Virus: Overseas Travelers Put on Alert

Flight crews and passengers traveling overseas have been put on alert by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Twenty-two U.S. airports are posting warnings about MERS – or Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus – and what they can do to avoid infection. The CDC says the risk of disease for airplane passengers is extremely low, but believes international …

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MERS Virus: First U.S. Patient Recovering

The first U.S. patient to test positive for the MERS virus is now recovering and will be released from the hospital soon. MERS or Middle East Respiratory Syndrome is often deadly, and many people fear that an outbreak in the United States could mean serious trouble. Doctors at the hospital where the patient is being treated say that not only …

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MERS Virus Outbreak Spreads to Egypt, UAE

The Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) outbreak that has hit Saudi Arabia in recent weeks has begun spreading. According to a Reuters report, Egypt this weekend confirmed its first-ever case of MERS. The Egyptian patient had been working in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia before returning to the country. In addition, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has reported seven new confirmed cases …

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MERS Virus Surge Seen in the Middle East

In 2012, the world was first exposed to the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome virus, better known as MERS. The virus originated in Saudi Arabia, and all evidence suggests that only six Middle Eastern countries have been noted spots of origination for the virus. Despite the limited proximity of origins, however, the worldwide health and scientific communities are constantly monitoring the …

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MERS Virus Treatment Effective In Testing

As Mersa Virus infections continue to pile up at an alarming rate, especially in Saudi Arabia, new research is gaining ground the idea that a combination of existing drugs may help some patients infected with the new MERS coronavirus. Currently, there is no vaccine to help prevent the coronavirus and no drug specifically to treat and lessen damage caused by …

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