Reblogged from Business Insider:
There are still many things researchers don’t know about the new SARS-like virus now called MERS-CoV (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus) that’s been infecting people in the Middle East.
There’s no vaccine against the new virus, but a study published in the journal Scientific Reports on March 27 showed that the anti-virals ribavirin and interferon-alpha 2b seem to stop the virus from copying itself in the lab. About half of the 40 infected people have died.
Here’s what we know happens when you get infected with MERS…
- Scientists devise drug cocktail for coronavirus (globalnews.ca)
- WHO concerned coronavirus spreading person to person (cbc.ca)
- Interferon And Ribavirin Inhibit Coronavirus Replication In Cell Culture (medicalnewstoday.com)
- Two Saudi health-care workers now infected by SARS-linked virus (familysurvivalprotocol.com)
- 2 new diseases – H7N9 and coronavirus – could both spark global outbreaks (globalnews.ca)
- Treatment for New, Deadly Coronavirus Shows Promise (nlm.nih.gov)
- New drug cocktail for deadly coronavirus builds on SARS work (thestar.com)
- New case of SARS-like virus in Saudi Arabia: ministry (dailystar.com.lb)