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In recent history, we have witnessed the emergence of several different life-threatening viruses. In addition to causing serious public health concerns around the globe, they have been responsible for significant human morbidity and mortality. Modern life that entails uncurtailed travel of humans and goods means that initially localized outbreaks may pose a risk of transmission anywhere in the world.
Interferon-alpha 2b and ribavirin treatment may be effective for MERS-CoV infection

Interferon-alpha 2b and ribavirin treatment may be effective for MERS-CoV infection

Combination of 2 antiviral drugs improves outcome in monkey model of MERS-CoV infection

Combination of 2 antiviral drugs improves outcome in monkey model of MERS-CoV infection

Scientists develop strain of MERS-CoV that can be used as vaccine against disease

Scientists develop strain of MERS-CoV that can be used as vaccine against disease

Eight additional cases of MERS-CoV infection confirmed in Saudi Arabia

Eight additional cases of MERS-CoV infection confirmed in Saudi Arabia

Researchers find antibodies specific to MERS-CoV in dromedary camels

Researchers find antibodies specific to MERS-CoV in dromedary camels

Saudi and UK scientists provide detailed picture of MERS coronavirus

Saudi and UK scientists provide detailed picture of MERS coronavirus

WHO issues travel advice on MERS-CoV for pilgrims traveling to Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

WHO issues travel advice on MERS-CoV for pilgrims traveling to Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Study reveals African bats may play a role in evolution of MERS-CoV predecessor viruses

Study reveals African bats may play a role in evolution of MERS-CoV predecessor viruses

Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus currently unlikely to cause a pandemic, finds study

Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus currently unlikely to cause a pandemic, finds study

Coronavirus incubation period may be longer than previously thought

Coronavirus incubation period may be longer than previously thought