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SARS

MERS, or Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome, a cousin to SARS, has popped up in South Korea. Bad news first: 25 people have been confirmed, with another 5 suspected, of having the virus. Many of those were not quickly diagnosed, and since MERS spreads easily through hospitals (the way many have already been infected) there will […]

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When MERS was first discovered two years ago, there were so few cases, and no sign of human transmission, that it quickly fell out of the spotlight. But in the last week alone, over a hundred new cases have appeared. Previous research has indicated that MERS comes from camels—outbreaks were occurring after camel races and […]

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If you haven’t been too concerned about the SARS-like virus that developed in the middle east and is spreading in Europe, know that WHO is. Now called MERS, the virus, a member of the Coronavirus family like SARS, has killed more than half of those who have tested positive. What’s concerning WHO is that the […]

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New-SARS Virus In US?

May 23, 2013

The World Health Organization has given out a very general warning about the new Coronavirus (similar to SARS but with nasty effects on the kidneys): health care professionals need to watch for strange clusters of flu-like symptoms. Guess what’s shown up in Alabama? If you guessed “a strange cluster of flu-like symptoms”, you’re spot on. […]

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The new Corona family virus that causes SARS like symptoms has been spreading from the middle east (where it originated), and is now spreading in new countries. It takes close contact for the new SARS like virus to spread, making airplane cabins, homes, and shared hospital rooms the perfect incubators for the infection to spread. […]

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