Vaccine for MERS shows promise in animal tests

Jul 29, 2015

Vaccine for MERS shows promise in animal tests

Researchers in the United States trying to develop a vaccine against the deadly Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) virus say they have had early signs of success in animal experiments. Using a two-step approach in mice and rhesus macaques, scientists at the vaccine research ...

Jul 28, 2015

Two suspected MERS cases being probed in northern England

Health officials were investigating two suspected cases of the Middle Eastern respiratory virus syndrome (MERS) on Monday at a hospital in northern England that briefly closed its emergency department. The two suspected patients at Manchester Royal Infirmary were placed in isolation, but there was ...

Jul 21, 2015

South Korea tourism struggles to recover from MERS outbreak

The recent outbreak of the deadly Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) virus in South Korea has left the country’s tourist industry in intensive care, with visitor numbers plunging more than 40 percent in June, according to data released Tuesday. As the country scrambles to ...

Jul 6, 2015

Philippines confirms second MERS case

The Philippines confirmed a second case of the deadly Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) corona virus Monday in a 36-year-old foreigner who showed symptoms of the disease after arriving in Manila from Dubai on June 19. The man was admitted to a government hospital ...

Jul 4, 2015

MERS cases keep coming from Samsung hospital

Another doctor at a major hospital that has been the epicenter of MERS outbreak in Seoul has contracted the deadly virus, the government said Saturday. The 25-year-old female doctor at Samsung Medical Center has become the 185th person infected with the virus in South ...

Jun 30, 2015

South Korea reports third day without new MERS case

South Korea said Tuesday it had gone three days without any new cases of the deadly Middle East respiratory syndrome virus, in a welcome boost to efforts to tackle the largest outbreak outside Saudi Arabia. The news came as the health ministry said an ...

Jun 29, 2015

Guarding against MERS

Government officials and ordinary citizens alike must take sufficient precautions to ensure a MERS outbreak does not take place in Japan.