Canada Coronavirus

All You Need To Know About the MERS Virus

Dr Dina Kulik | Posted 07.20.2014 | Canada
Dr Dina Kulik

The only treatment to date for the MERS virus is supportive care to help relieve symptoms. This is similar to the treatment of the SARS virus. Patients with MERS often require fluids, oxygen, fever-lowering medication, supplemental nutrition and care for secondary bacterial infections. Some individuals with MERS have suffered kidney failure and required dialysis.

What Is MERS Virus?

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.13.2014 | Canada Living

TORONTO - With rapidly climbing patient numbers and cases popping up in the U.S. and elsewhere, the MERS virus is getting a lot of attention lately. I...

How Much Do You Know About the Mysterious MERS Virus?

Jason Tetro | Posted 06.26.2014 | Canada
Jason Tetro


MERS Sharply On The Rise, Spreading In Saudi Arabia

CP | Helen Branswell, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.23.2014 | Canada Living

The World Health Organization expressed concern Wednesday about the recent sharp rise in MERS cases in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.Betwe...


CP | The Associated Press | Posted 06.20.2014 | Canada

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - Saudi authorities say three more people who contracted a potentially fatal virus related to SARS have died amid a recent increa...

MERS Bringing Back Fears, Memories Of SARS

CP | Helen Branswell, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.18.2014 | Canada Living

TORONTO - It’s beginning to feel like SARS revisited.For some of the scientists and doctors who helped the world battle the 2003 SARS outbreak, the ...

Canada's Has New Sample Of Coronavirus

CP | Helen Branswell, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.14.2013 | Canada Living

TORONTO - Canada's National Microbiology Laboratory in Winnipeg has a sample of the new coronavirus that is causing infections in a number of countrie...

China's History of Exotic Meat and Deadly Diseases

Sangita Iyer | Posted 06.29.2013 | Canada
Sangita Iyer

China does have a tradition of compassion for nonhumans. So the daunting question is: what went so awry that in the name of economic development, both farm and wild animals are now being treated ruthlessly, even as they're being driven to the brink of extinction? What is the root cause of the animal welfare crisis, especially in mainland China?

A Drug Cocktail For Coronavirus

CP | Helen Branswell, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.17.2013 | Canada Living

TORONTO - When a new disease emerges, scientists and physicians hope something that's already in the medicine cabinet can be used to treat it.A new st...

Ten Years Later, SARS-Style Pandemic Still Looms

CBC | Posted 05.26.2013 | Canada Living

Ten years after Ontario declared a provincial emergency over the SARS outbreak, which infected 8,000 people around the world, killing nearly 800, incl...

New Coronavirus Strain Is As Infectious As Common Cold

CP | Helen Branswell, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.20.2013 | Canada Living

TORONTO - British authorities announced Tuesday that another person has died from infection with the new coronavirus as European scientists revealed t...

New Virus Found In Bats Linked To Coronavirus

CP | Helen Branswell | Posted 03.22.2013 | Canada Living

TORONTO - Viruses closely related to the new coronavirus that emerged last year in the Middle East have been discovered in specimens from a number of ...

Where Is The New Coronavirus Hiding?

CP | Helen Branswell, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.12.2013 | Canada Living

Where is the new coronavirus hiding? Where does it live? Most importantly, will it re-emerge to infect more people and start to spread?No one has answ...

New Study Finds That Coronavirus Shows 'Unusual Behaviours'

CP | Helen Branswell | Posted 02.09.2013 | Canada Living

TORONTO - A new study reveals that the new SARS-like virus which has been causing infections in the Middle East behaves unusually in laboratory testin...

Third Person With Coronavirus Was "Severely Ill"

The Canadian Press | Helen Branswell | Posted 01.05.2013 | Canada Living

A Saudi Arabian man who is the third known person to have been infected with a new coronavirus was severely ill, a senior health official with the Sau...

New SARS-Like Virus Outbreak Hits

CP | Helen Branswell, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.23.2012 | Canada

The World Health Organization is keeping a close eye on a disease outbreak in Saudi Arabia caused by a virus in the same family as the one that caused...