Navigation Links
MERS virus widespread in Saudi Arabian camels
Date:2/24/2014

The coronavirus responsible for Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) is prevalent in camels throughout Saudi Arabia and has been around for at least 20 years, according to a study to be published on February 25 in mBio, the online open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology.

"Our study shows the MERS coronavirus (MERS-CoV) is widespread," says senior study author W. Ian Lipkin of Columbia University, New York. "Adult camels were more likely to have antibodies to the virus while juveniles were more likely to have active virus. This indicates that infection in camels typically occurs in early life, and that if people get the virus from camels the most likely source is young camels."

MERS, a serious viral respiratory illness, has been identified in 182 people from 2012 through Feb. 7, according to the World Health Organization; 79 people have died from the condition. While most infections have occurred in Saudi Arabia, the origin of disease, in most cases, has remained unknown. Efforts to identify an animal source of infection have focused on bats and camels. The first known case of MERS was in a Saudi Arabian man who had four pet camels.

In the study, investigators from the United States and Saudi Arabia conducted a comprehensive survey of dromedary camels throughout Saudi Arabia. They collected blood samples and rectal and nasal swabs from camels, sheep and goats in November and December of 2013. Using mobile laboratory equipment, they tested blood samples for antibodies reactive with MERS-CoV, and the swabs and blood for active virus. They also analyzed archived blood samples from dromedary camels taken from 1992 through 2010.

Overall, 74% of camels sampled countrywide had antibodies to MERS-CoV. More than 80% of adult camels throughout the country had antibodies to the virus, while in camels age two or younger the prevalence ranged from 90% in the east to 5% in the southwest. Antibodies to the vi
'/>"/>

Contact: Jim Sliwa
jsliwa@asmusa.org
202-942-9297
American Society for Microbiology
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Now in 3-D: Video of virus-sized particle trying to enter cell
2. RNA sequencing of 750-year-old barley virus sheds new light on the Crusades
3. Engineered virus is effective against triple negative breast cancer cells
4. Findings point to potential treatment for virus causing childhood illnesses
5. FASEB announces 2014 Science Research Conference: Virus Structure and Assembly
6. Pathogenic plant virus jumps to honeybees
7. Research finds finds potential treatment for drug-resistant H7N9 influenza virus
8. Gold nanoparticles help to develop a new method for tracking viruses
9. Research uncovers key difference between our bodies fight against viruses and bacteria
10. Bacteria-invading virus yields new discoveries
11. WSU scientists find burglary-ring-like mechanism in lethal Contagion virus
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/17/2014)... Professor Luca Razzari of the nergie Matriaux Tlcommunications ... from the John R. Evans Leaders Fund of ... acquisition of state-of-the-art biotech and nanophotonics equipment. To ... the Ministre de l,Enseignement suprieur, de la Recherche, ... These new laboratories will help us develop new ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... MANHATTAN, KAN. A Kansas State University engineer ... security and remotely detects improvised explosive devices. The ... , William Dunn, the Steven M. and Kay ... of mechanical and nuclear engineering, and his research ... explosives hidden underground or in car trunks. The ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... . If a ... him, he can expect his premises to be trashed. Warnings ... consequences is enough to make restaurant owners pay up. Similarly, ... eggs in other birds, nests. If the host birds throw ... by destroying the entire nest. Consequently, it is beneficial for ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):New state-of-the-art biotech and nanotech equipment for INRS 2Patented research remotely detects nitrogen-rich explosives 2Fear of the cuckoo mafia 2Fear of the cuckoo mafia 3
... help to protect against some food allergies. Kefir, a traditional ... food, and is often used to wean babies, as it ... children under the age of three, with around 5-8% of ... the problematic food. , "Friendly" bacteria in kefir may play ...
... Small but remarkable fossils found in New Zealand will prompt a ... the so-called "land of birds" was once home to mammals as ... and a leg - belonged to a unique, mouse-sized land animal ... St Bathans fossil bed, in the Central Otago region of South ...
... Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health, the Centers ... Research Center have discovered a key mechanism by which ... identification of an amino acid sequence in Filoviruses that ... described in the December 2006 issue of The FASEB ...
Cached Biology News:Friendly bacteria in alcoholic milkshake could fight food allergies 2Tiny bones rewrite textbooks 2Researchers discover key mechanism by which lethal viruses Ebola and Marburg cause disease 2
(Date:1/15/2014)... Freeslate, Inc ., the leading provider ... Limited, one of India’s top five pharmaceutical companies, has ... for high throughput solid form screening. , ... wide range of quality, affordable generic and branded formulations ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... Date: Friday, April 11, 2014 , Time: ... 1360 Almshouse Road, Warrington, Pa. , Details: The ... to finding a cure for hepatitis B and improving the ... annual Crystal Ball on Friday, April 11 at Warrington Country ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... Communications, a leading provider of strategic communications services to corporations and ... the United States and Europe ... JD, is returning to the firm,s Washington, D.C. ... more than two years of service as Associate Commissioner for the ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... Jan. 14, 2014 The largest international professional ... plants and therapeutic derivatives thereof has endorsed an ... researchers about the challenges of adulterated herb and ... The Society for Medicinal Plant ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Lupin Selects Freeslate’s CM Protégé PharmD System to Accelerate Polymorph Screening for Drug Development 2Lupin Selects Freeslate’s CM Protégé PharmD System to Accelerate Polymorph Screening for Drug Development 3Hepatitis B Foundation to Host Annual Crystal Ball Gala 2Former FDA Associate Commissioner Returns To 3D Communications 2World's Largest Group of Medicinal Plant Researchers Endorses ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Program 2World's Largest Group of Medicinal Plant Researchers Endorses ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Program 3World's Largest Group of Medicinal Plant Researchers Endorses ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Program 4World's Largest Group of Medicinal Plant Researchers Endorses ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Program 5World's Largest Group of Medicinal Plant Researchers Endorses ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Program 6World's Largest Group of Medicinal Plant Researchers Endorses ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Program 7World's Largest Group of Medicinal Plant Researchers Endorses ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Program 8
... ... three Fast Track SBIR grants from the National Institutes of Health to develop original in ... model the reaction rates of DNA and RNA experiments. , ... (Vocus) July 22, 2009 -- DNA Software, Inc. has been ...
... , PHILADELPHIA, July 22 ERT (Nasdaq: ... ePRO, and other services to the biopharmaceutical, medical device, and related ... Management, Tammy Miller. Ms. Miller will report to the Executive Vice ... Miller will be responsible for the global implementation and delivery of ...
... GOTHENBURG, Sweden, July 22 Cellectricon, a ... discovery,today announced its collaboration with University of Lodz, Poland. ... world,s first,system for high throughput transfection enabling reagent-free delivery ... To view the Multimedia News Release, please click: ...
Cached Biology Technology:DNA Software, Inc. Awarded $2.5 M in NIH Funding to Develop Pioneering Nucleic Acid-based Technologies 2DNA Software, Inc. Awarded $2.5 M in NIH Funding to Develop Pioneering Nucleic Acid-based Technologies 3DNA Software, Inc. Awarded $2.5 M in NIH Funding to Develop Pioneering Nucleic Acid-based Technologies 4ERT Appoints New Vice President of Project Management 2ERT Appoints New Vice President of Project Management 3University of Lodz Invests in the Unique Cellaxess(R)HT System for Research on Multidrug Resistance Genes in Cancer 2
Phospho- (Ser) 14-3-3 Binding Motif (4E2) Mouse mAb...
Rat polyclonal to acetyl Salicylic Acid ( Abpromise for all tested applications)....
Drugs and NO-drug Rat Anti-conjugated Acetyl Salicylic Acid Polyclonal Antibody...
Rabbit polyclonal to UBC12 (rating: ****) ( Abpromise for all tested applications). Antigen: Synthetic peptide: RGGYIGSTYFER, corresponding to amino acids 169-180 of UBC12 Entrez Gene ID: 90...
Biology Products: