Tag: Middle East

MERS outbreaks grow; Malaysian case had camel link

Outbreaks of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infections expanded further today with reports of seven more cases in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, and three...

Scientists demonstrate first contagious airborne WiFi virus

Researchers at the University of Liverpool have shown for the first time that WiFi networks can be infected with a virus that can move...

Skin color gene reveals shared origins across global populations

All instances of a gene mutation that contributes to light skin color in Europeans came from the same chromosome of one person who most...

Qatar says MERS-CoV-infected camels now virus-free

A camel herd in Qatar that had Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infections associated with two human MERS cases now seems to be...

‘Deep pragmatism’ as a moral engine

You could be forgiven for believing that some of the most vexing issues of our time — partisan gridlock, abortion, climate change, Middle East...

Dogs likely originated in Europe more than 18,000 years ago: Study

Wolves likely were domesticated by European hunter–gatherers more than 18,000 years ago and gradually evolved into dogs that became household pets, UCLA life scientists...

Large segment of planet will be hit by water shortages

More than 500 million people might face increasing water scarcity.This is shown by complementary studies now published by scientists of the Potsdam Institute for...

Study suggests multiple MERS-CoV introductions

One of the big mysteries about the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) is whether it jumped from animals to humans just once or...

4 more MERS cases from Saudi Arabia, 2 fatal

Translated information and media reports from Saudi Arabia today cited four more Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) cases there, two of which were...

Does dangerous Middle East coronavirus have an African origin?

The MERS-coronavirus is regarded as a dangerous novel pathogen: Almost 50 people have died from infection with the virus since it was first discovered...

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