Researchers believe they may be able to use transchromosomic cattle to rapidly produce human antibodies against other human pathogens as well, in as few as three months.
A Malaysian man was confirmed positive for Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection after returning home from his umrah pilgrimage.
Saudi Arabia has reported an additional 18 cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) infection since October 31.
Researchers analyzed the distribution of human outbreak cluster sizes and zoonotic introduction times and demonstrated that human outbreaks in the Arabian Peninsula are driven by seasonally varying zoonotic transfer of viruses from camels.
Researchers compiled antiviral MERS-CoV treatment guidelines based on the 2015 South Korea outbreak response experience of treating patients with MERS in an effort to achieve a more effective MERS treatment in the future.
This guidance reflects current understanding of MERS-CoV related to IPC and uses revised case definitions. The guidance is intended for health-care workers (HCWs), health-care managers, and IPC teams.
Since coronaviruses similar to MERS-CoV and SARS-CoV have been detected in bats without symptoms, it follows that bats must employ an immune response to survive infections.
The Saudi Arabia Ministry of Health reported two deaths due to Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS), bringing the total number of deaths to 707 since June 2014.
Saudi Arabia has reported three more Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) cases in men from Riyadh, while Oman has reported its second infection of 2017.
Saudi Arabia has reported four new MERS-CoV, three of them involving camel contact.