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Second MERS Case Confirmed in Philippines The Philippines has confirmed a second case of the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) virus after a 36-year-old foreigner showed symptoms of the disease when he arrived in Manila on June 19 from Dubai. - See more at: http://firstafricanews.ng/index.php?dbs=openlist&s=24577#sthash.C4yIFtmN.dpuf

from Telegraph.co.uk

Pictures of the day: 19 June 2015

Combination picture shows people wearing masks to prevent contracting Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) in Seoul, South Korea

Ebola epidemic in West Africa: WHO urges comprehensive inter-country response Brazzaville, 25 June 2014 -- As the number of deaths and cas...

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Lately, MERS-CoV (Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus) seems to be all over the news. MERS may be zoonotic, but animals may also hold the key to protecting us against it, highlighting the importance of lab animal studies.

As millions of Muslim pilgrims prepare to converge on holy sites in Saudi Arabia this [northern] autumn, the global health community is anxiously monitoring an outbreak of a new respiratory virus, Mers. The Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus has infected at least 77 people, killing 42. Sixty-two of those infected became ill in Saudi Arabia, with 36 deaths.

South Korea's Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn has declared a END to the outbreak of the Middle East Respiratory Virus (Mers). He also apologised for the government's much-criticised response to the virus, which has killed 36 people in South Korea, Yonhap news agency reports. But the World Health Organization WHO said it was not yet declaring Mers officially over. A spokeswoman in Manila said the World Health Organisation required 28 days without a new infection to make the announcement…

from The Japan Times

MERS sparks mask rush, but are they effective

While a number of people in Seoul fearful of contracting Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) have donned a colorful variety of masks, the jury remains out on their effectiveness. | REUTERS