Animal virology http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/32080/all en New SARS-like virus infects British patient in 10th case globally http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130211/new-sars-virus-infects-british-patient-10th-case-globally <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* 10 cases confirmed worldwide since virus first identified</p> <p>* New British patient had been in Pakistan, Middle East</p> <p>* Five of 10 patients with new virus have died</p> <p>* Coronavirus shares some symptoms with SARS</p> <p>By Kate Kelland</p> <p>LONDON, Feb 11 (Reuters) - A new virus from the same family as SARS that sparked a global alert last September has been found in a further patient in Britain, health officials said on Monday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130211/new-sars-virus-infects-british-patient-10th-case-globally" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Animal virology Health Labor Nidovirales Social Issues Thomson Reuters Mon, 11 Feb 2013 14:45:19 +0000 5752721 at http://www.globalpost.com Briton is 11th case of SARS-like virus: health agency http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130213/briton-11th-case-sars-virus-health-agency <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A British resident has been diagnosed with a potentially fatal SARS-like virus which they are believed to have caught from a family member, in the 11th confirmed case worldwide, officials said Wednesday.</p> <p>Britain's Health Protection Agency said the person had no recent travel history, but was a relative of a case announced on Monday who had recently travelled to the Middle East and Pakistan and contracted novel coronavirus.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130213/briton-11th-case-sars-virus-health-agency" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Animal virology Health Nidovirales AFP Wed, 13 Feb 2013 19:15:49 +0000 5754905 at http://www.globalpost.com New virus hits 12 globally with new British case http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130215/new-virus-hits-12-globally-new-british-case <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Five of 12 patients confirmed worldwide have died</p> <p>* Despite person-to-person transmission, infection risk low</p> <p>* New coronavirus is from same family as SARS</p> <p>By Kate Kelland</p> <p>LONDON, Feb 15 (Reuters) - A fourth person in Britain has contracted a potentially fatal SARS-like virus which was unknown in humans until a few months ago, but health officials said on Friday the risk to the population remained very low.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130215/new-virus-hits-12-globally-new-british-case" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Animal virology Health Nidovirales Thomson Reuters Fri, 15 Feb 2013 19:00:27 +0000 5756994 at http://www.globalpost.com Fourth case of SARS-like virus hits Britain http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130215/fourth-case-sars-virus-hits-britain <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A third member of a family has been diagnosed in Britain with a potentially fatal SARS-like virus, officials said Friday, bringing the number of confirmed cases worldwide to 12.</p> <p>Britain's Health Protection Agency (HPA) said the latest person to contract novel coronavirus was a relative of two other cases announced earlier this week, who were admitted to intensive care wards at two British hospitals.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130215/fourth-case-sars-virus-hits-britain" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Animal virology Health Nidovirales AFP Fri, 15 Feb 2013 19:00:43 +0000 5756998 at http://www.globalpost.com WHO urges vigilance over SARS-like virus http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130216/who-urges-vigilance-over-sars-virus <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The World Health Organisation on Saturday urged countries to be vigilant over the spread of a potentially fatal SARS-like virus after a new case in Britain brought the global number to 12.</p> <p>"Based on the current situation and available information, WHO encourages all Member States to continue their surveillance for severe acute respiratory infections (SARI) and to carefully review any unusual patterns," the United Nations health agency said in a statement.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130216/who-urges-vigilance-over-sars-virus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Animal virology Health Nidovirales World Health Organization AFP Sat, 16 Feb 2013 22:15:44 +0000 5757860 at http://www.globalpost.com Patient dies from SARS-like virus in Britain: hospital http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130219/patient-dies-sars-virus-britain-hospital-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A person suffering from a SARS-like virus has died in Britain, hospital officials said on Tuesday, becoming the sixth fatality from the illness worldwide.</p> <p>The patient was being treated for so-called novel coronavirus at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, central England, and died on Sunday, the hospital said.</p> <p>The victim was one of three people in the same family with the virus, which appeared to have been caught by one of the family members during a recent visit to the Middle East and Pakistan.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130219/patient-dies-sars-virus-britain-hospital-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Animal virology Health Nidovirales AFP Tue, 19 Feb 2013 12:00:51 +0000 5759800 at http://www.globalpost.com UK patient dies after contracting new SARS-like virus http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130219/uk-patient-dies-after-contracting-new-sars-virus <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON, Feb 19 (Reuters) - A British man infected with a new virus from the same family as SARS has died, health officials said on Tuesday, bringing the worldwide death toll from the previously unknown disease to six.</p> <p>The virus, called novel coronavirus or NCoV, was unknown in humans until it emerged in the Middle East last year. There have been 12 confirmed cases worldwide - including in Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Britain - and so far six patients have died.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130219/uk-patient-dies-after-contracting-new-sars-virus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Animal virology Health Nidovirales Thomson Reuters Tue, 19 Feb 2013 16:00:49 +0000 5760060 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Briton dies after contracting new SARS-like virus http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130219/update-1-briton-dies-after-contracting-new-sars-virus <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Death brings worldwide death toll from new virus to six</p> <p>* Previously unknown coronavirus emerged in Middle East</p> <p>* Health officials say risk to public remains low (Adds quotes from health officials, background, latest research)</p> <p>By Kate Kelland</p> <p>LONDON, Feb 19 (Reuters) - A British man infected with a new virus from the same family as SARS has died, health officials said on Tuesday, bringing the worldwide death toll from the previously unknown disease to six.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130219/update-1-briton-dies-after-contracting-new-sars-virus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Animal virology Health Nidovirales Technology Thomson Reuters Tue, 19 Feb 2013 17:30:46 +0000 5760219 at http://www.globalpost.com Mexico slaughters nearly 500,000 birds infected with avian flu http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/taxonomy/term/35779/130226/mexico-slaughters-nearly-500000-birds-infected-avian-flu <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Mexico City, Feb 21 (EFE).- A total of 480,000 birds affected by an outbreak of avian influenza at 12 farms in the central Mexican state of Guanajuato have been destroyed, the National Food Health, Safety and Quality Service, or Senasica, said.</p> <p>Some 189,500 birds have been immunized to contain the outbreak of "avian influenza of highly pathogenic AH7N" in four cities in Guanajuato, the Agriculture Secretariat agency said.</p> <p>Health specialists have taken 2,543 samples at 22 farms and are analyzing them, the Senasica said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/taxonomy/term/35779/130226/mexico-slaughters-nearly-500000-birds-infected-avian-flu" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Animal virology Influenza A virus subtype H5N1 Veterinary medicine Agencia EFE Tue, 26 Feb 2013 15:19:21 +0000 5767121 at http://www.globalpost.com Saudi death from SARS-like virus: WHO http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130312/saudi-death-sars-virus-who <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A SARS-like virus that has struck in Britain and the Middle East has claimed a new victim in Saudi Arabia, bringing the global toll from the mystery illness to nine, the World Health Organisation said Tuesday.</p> <p>The United Nations agency said the Saudi health ministry informed it that a 39-year-old man, who developed symptoms on February 24 and was hospitalised four days later, died on March 2. </p> <p>"Preliminary investigation indicated that the patient had no contact with previously reported cases," the WHO said in a statement. "Other potential exposures are under investigation."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130312/saudi-death-sars-virus-who" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Animal virology Health Nidovirales World Health Organization AFP Wed, 13 Mar 2013 00:30:47 +0000 5781827 at http://www.globalpost.com Septagenarian dies of 'SARS-like' virus in Munich: WHO http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130326/septagenarian-dies-sars-virus-munich-who <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A 73-year old Saudi man has died in Munich from a lethal new SARS-like virus, the World Health Organisation said Tuesday, making him the 11th victim of the illness since its detection last year. </p> <p>The patient had been travelling in Pakistan and Saudi Arabia before falling ill, and was transferred to Munich from Abu Dhabi on March 19, the WHO said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130326/septagenarian-dies-sars-virus-munich-who" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Animal virology Health Nidovirales World Health Organization AFP Tue, 26 Mar 2013 20:02:38 +0000 5794657 at http://www.globalpost.com China shares fall 1.63% in early trade http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130407/china-shares-fall-163-early-trade <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Chinese shares fell 1.63 percent in early trading on Monday after a long holiday on worries over an outbreak of bird flu and losses in US stocks last week, dealers said.</p> <p>The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index slid 36.17 points to 2,189.13. The market was closed Thursday and Friday.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130407/china-shares-fall-163-early-trade" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Animal virology Medicine Veterinary medicine AFP Mon, 08 Apr 2013 02:36:42 +0000 5805215 at http://www.globalpost.com New study gauges novel coronavirus lung damage http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130411/new-study-gauges-novel-coronavirus-lung-damage <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> The novel coronavirus is as virulent as or more virulent than the SARS coronavirus in causing lung damage, a new study by Hong Kong University (HKU) researchers has showed.</p><P>The research has recently been published in the internationally published Journal of Virology, according to a statement issued by HKU on Monday.</p><P>The researchers used human lung tissues maintained in culture to compare infection with the novel coronavirus (HCoV-EMC), SARS coronavirus (SARS-CoV) and the common cold virus 229E.</p><P>They found that the novel coronavirus infects and replicates in human alveolar</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130411/new-study-gauges-novel-coronavirus-lung-damage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Animal virology Health Nidovirales Asianet Thu, 11 Apr 2013 12:02:40 +0000 Asianet 5811007 at http://www.globalpost.com Mexican poultry producers destroy nearly 4 mn birds due to flu http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130411/mexican-poultry-producers-destroy-nearly-4-mn-birds-due-flu <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Mexico City, Apr 11 (EFE).- Nearly 4 million birds were destroyed at poultry farms in the Mexican states of Jalisco and Guanajuato due to the outbreak of avian influenza in February, Agriculture Secretary Enrique Martinez said.</p> <p>"The damage could have been greater, and in the end nearly 4 million birds were killed, both chickens for consumption, nearly half, and laying hens," Martinez said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.efe.com" class="button wire efe"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#efe"><span>Copyright EFE, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130411/mexican-poultry-producers-destroy-nearly-4-mn-birds-due-flu" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Animal virology Influenza A virus subtype H5N1 Veterinary medicine Agencia EFE Thu, 11 Apr 2013 16:31:44 +0000 5811651 at http://www.globalpost.com Vice premier urges efforts to control H7N9 bird flu http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130415/vice-premier-urges-efforts-control-h7n9-bird-flu <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> Chinese Vice Premier Liu Yandong has urged efforts to prevent and control the spread of H7N9 bird flu and cure infected patients.</p><P>During a Sunday tour of east China's Shanghai and nearby Jiangsu and Zhejiang provinces, Liu visited hospitals to see recovered patients and conveyed greetings to medical staff.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130415/vice-premier-urges-efforts-control-h7n9-bird-flu" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Animal virology Influenza A virus subtype H5N1 Technology Veterinary medicine Asianet Mon, 15 Apr 2013 19:49:21 +0000 Asianet 5816524 at http://www.globalpost.com