MERS outbreak: WHO chief says efforts in containing deadly virus ‘on very good footing’

MERS outbreak: WHO chief says efforts in containing deadly virus ‘on very good footing’

SEOUL, June 18 ? WHO chief Margaret Chan expressed guarded optimism today over South Korea’s ability to contain a MERS outbreak, saying it was now “on a very good footing” after an initially slow response to the virus which has killed 23 people. Middle East Respiratory Syndrome has spread at an alarmingly rapid pace in Asia’s fourth-largest economy since the first case was diagnosed on May 20, infecting 165 in what is the largest outbreak…

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Information about Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS)

Information about Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS)

Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) is a respiratory disease caused by a coronavirus called Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV). Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that cause illness in humans ranging from the common cold to severe respiratory illness. Coronaviruses can also infect animals. MERS-CoV is a type of coronavirus. MERS-CoV was first detected in April 2012 and this particular virus has not been seen in humans before then. MERS-CoV used to be…

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New treatment approach for asthma

New treatment approach for asthma

The new research at Cardiff University in the UK found a potential root cause of asthma has been identified, along with a novel treatment using an existing drug. Dr Samantha Walker, Director of Research and Policy at Asthma UK said ‘ If this research proves successful, we may be just a few years away from a new treatment for asthma, and we urgently need further investment to take this development further through clinical trials’. Asthma…

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5 Ways To Deal With Shoulder Pain

5 Ways To Deal With Shoulder Pain

This modern day living is never boring. Being constantly tired is not a strange thing. Apart from this feeling of tiredness, your body can also start to revolt. This results in physical pain, one you could even have never experienced before. One of the most common areas is the upper part of your body, due to heavy lifting or a simple desk job. Here we will talk about shoulder pain.   Different types of shoulder…

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