Middle East Respiratory Syndrome

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To Stop the Spread of Ebola, We Need Better Airport Screening

The Canada Border Services Agency works with the Public Health Agency of Canada to ensure infections are kept out of the country, as prescribed by the Quarantine Act. Last year, during the height of the Ebola worry, the Public Health Agency of Canada strengthened its use of the Act to help prevent any importation of the virus. For a public concerned about the introduction or emergence of a particular pathogen such as Ebola, an increased security presence is always welcome.
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All You Need To Know About the MERS Virus

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.
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Is MERS An Emergency?

TORONTO - Would you choose the word "emergency" to describe a disease that has sickened 82 people in eight countries over the last 16 months? Would your thinking change if you knew it had killed 45 of...
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Is MERS The Next SARS?

TORONTO - The new MERS coronavirus currently doesn't spread well enough among people to trigger a pandemic, says a new study that calculates the rate at which the virus is transmitting person to perso...
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SARS-Like Virus In France

PARIS - French health officials are investigating three suspected cases of a deadly new respiratory virus related to SARS, while a man confirmed to have the virus remains hospitalized.Beatrice Degrugi...