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The WHO announces four MERS cases from Saudi Arabia in recent weeks

A recent disease outbreak alert released by the World Health Organization (WHO) reported four laboratory-confirmed cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) from three regions in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Situation Update: Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV)…

Surge in RSV cases – how worried should you be?

Infection with the respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is the most common cause of respiratory illness among both infants and young children throughout the world, as well as the most common cause of infant hospitalizations in the United States. Although RSV…

Evaluating dual direct-acting antivirals against persistent COVID-19

In a recent study posted to the Research Square* preprint server, researchers assessed the efficiency of dual direct-acting antivirals in treating persistent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Study: Severe COVID-19 caused by persistent SARS-CoV-2 infection successfully treated with dual direct acting…