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Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus Unlikely to Reach Epidemic Status

New reports published in the International Journal of Infectious Diseases suggest controls can reduce transmission
Press Release

London, December 15, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) is an emerging virus, with the first case reported in 2012. It exhibits a 40% fatality rate and over 97% of the cases have occurred in the Middle East. In three new studies in the current issue of the International Journal of Infectious Disease, researchers reported on clinical outcomes in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), how long patients will shed virus during their infections, and how the Sultanate of Oman is dealing with cases that have appeared there.

Guidelines for Treatment of Ebola Patients Are Urgently Needed

Call to action from noted infectious diseases experts published in the International Journal of Infectious Diseases
Press Release

London, United Kingdom, December 10, 2014 /3BL Media/ – As the Ebola Virus Diseases (EVD) epidemic continues to rage in West Africa, infectious diseases experts call attention to the striking lack of treatment guidelines. With over 16,000 total cases and more than 500 new infections reported per week, and probable underreporting of both cases and fatalities, the medical community still does not have specific approved treatment in place for Ebola, according to an editorial published in the International Journal of Infectious Diseases.

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