MERS


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MERS

or

Middle East respiratory syndrome:

see coronaviruscoronavirus,
any of a group (family Coronaviridae, subfamily Coronavirinae) of enveloped single-stranded RNA viruses that have a crownlike or sunlike appearance under an electron microscope due to the presence of spikes on their surface.
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This peer-reviewed article entitled, 'Safety and immunogenicity of an anti-Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus DNA vaccine: A phase 1, open-label, single-arm, dose-escalation trial,' highlights clinical results of Inovio's collaborative vaccine study of INO-4700 (also called GLS-5300) against MERS delivered with the CELLECTRA efficacy-enhancing device.
The Philippines, so far, has had a total of three confirmed MERS cases.
Owing to improved infection prevention and control practices in hospitals, the number of hospital-acquired cases of MERS has dropped significantly since 2015.
Inbound travellers and members of the public who recently visited the Middle East and developed fever or lower respiratory symptoms within 14 days will be classified as suspected MERS cases.
The first part contained questions about participants' background information, including age, marital status, training level, and knowledge of MERS. The second part comprised four main sections that included an assessment of (1) work-related concerns, (2) non-work-related concerns, (3) the perceived impact of MERS on ERRPs, and (4) their preparedness for a MERS outbreak.
A Saudi national died in a private hospital on September 29 last year - he showed symptoms of Mers upon his arrival in the Philippines on September 26.
"After taking a taxi to a hotel, he was checked for the virus at a hospital and the MERS virus was found," Piyasakol said, according to (http://www.reuters.com/article/us-thailand-mers-idUSKCN0V202D) Reuters .
The Saudi government has allocated more than 52 ICU units and isolation rooms in Mecca for suspected and confirmed MERS cases, Emad Al Jihdli, an official from the Saudi health ministry, told the newspaper.
The protein could be used to develop vaccines or treatments to protect people from MERS, an international team of researchers report online July 27 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
The foreigner's female companion is still under observation for possible MERS infection.
AS THIS ISSUE OF MLO GOES TO PRESS, officials in the Republic of Korea (South Korea) are saying that they believe the outbreak of Middle Eastern respiratory virus (MERS) in that country has peaked, after at least 10 deaths and more than 120 confirmed cases.