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Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) is a viral respiratory illness caused by a coronavirus, called SARS-associated coronavirus (SARS-CoV). SARS was first reported in Asia in February 2003. Over the next few months, the illness spread to more than two dozen countries in North America, South America, Europe, and Asia before the SARS global outbreak of 2003 was contained.
Experimental MERS-CoV vaccine shows promise in monkeys and camels

Experimental MERS-CoV vaccine shows promise in monkeys and camels

Commission on Global Health Risk Framework for the Future holds first public meeting

Commission on Global Health Risk Framework for the Future holds first public meeting

Two antibodies show early promise in preventing and treating MERS

Two antibodies show early promise in preventing and treating MERS

Analysis of transportation data could help predict spread of flu epidemic across the U.S.

Analysis of transportation data could help predict spread of flu epidemic across the U.S.

Researchers identify two critical mutations that allow MERS virus to transmit from bats to humans

Researchers identify two critical mutations that allow MERS virus to transmit from bats to humans

New antibody shows promise in increasing survival for patients suffering from influenza, pneumonia

New antibody shows promise in increasing survival for patients suffering from influenza, pneumonia

Outbreaks of infectious diseases offer lessons for critical care providers

Outbreaks of infectious diseases offer lessons for critical care providers

Identifying infections rapidly: an interview with Dr. David J. Ecker

Identifying infections rapidly: an interview with Dr. David J. Ecker

Novel virus could be source of severe respiratory disease in ball pythons

Novel virus could be source of severe respiratory disease in ball pythons

MERS virus can be transmitted from camel to man

MERS virus can be transmitted from camel to man

Upstream interventions may provide options to contain emerging pathogens at source

Upstream interventions may provide options to contain emerging pathogens at source

Scientists provide insight into emergence of inter-species transmittable viruses

Scientists provide insight into emergence of inter-species transmittable viruses

Saudi and UK scientists provide detailed picture of MERS coronavirus

Saudi and UK scientists provide detailed picture of MERS coronavirus

McMaster University researchers identify three factors that influence pandemic influenza

McMaster University researchers identify three factors that influence pandemic influenza

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

Study describes radiologic findings in H7N9 pneumonia

Study describes radiologic findings in H7N9 pneumonia

Coronavirus incubation period may be longer than previously thought

Coronavirus incubation period may be longer than previously thought

Five more die of SARS-like disease in Saudi Arabia

Five more die of SARS-like disease in Saudi Arabia

Nature editorial, opinion piece address H7N9 virus

Nature editorial, opinion piece address H7N9 virus

World must be better prepared for potential pandemics

World must be better prepared for potential pandemics