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U.S. slaughterhouse workers, truckers fuel deadly piglet virus spread

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Questionable hygiene practices among meat processing plant employees, freight truck drivers and others who work at hog slaughter houses are aiding in the spread of porcine epidemic diarrhea virus across the United States, according to research conducted by the University of Illin Full story

Saudi man dies in kingdom from MERS coronavirus: Health Ministry

DUBAI (Reuters) - A Saudi man has died of the coronavirus Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), the Saudi Health Ministry said on Saturday, raising to 39 the number of deaths from the SARS-like virus in the kingdom where it first emerged last year. Full story

Deadly Middle East virus unlikely to cause SARS-like epidemic

LONDON (Reuters) - Despite its high current death rate, the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) that emerged in Saudi Arabia last year is unlikely to cause a SARS-like epidemic because it is not spreading as easily, scientists said on Friday. Full story

Why MERS is Not the New SARS

The new virus that causes Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) has been compared to that of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) — the viruses belong to the same family, and are particularly deadly to infected people — however, the two conditions have some important differences, a new study s Full story

Risk from MERS virus "very low" for haj pilgrims: WHO

LONDON (Reuters) - The risk from a new Middle East respiratory virus for millions of Muslims planning to go to the annual haj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia is very low and there is no need for pilgrims to be screened, the World Health Organisation said on Thursday. Full story

Heartland Virus Is Carried by Ticks

The Heartland virus, a mysterious virus first identified last year in two Missouri farmers, is indeed transmitted to people by ticks, new research suggests. Full story

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Dr. Muth from the virology institute of the Bonn Faculty of Medicine is seen through a window as she works in a biosafety level three (BSL-3) laboratory in the western German city of Bonn
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Dr. Doreen Muth from the virology institute of the Bonn Faculty of Medicine is seen through a window as she works in a biosafety level three (BSL-3) laboratory in the western German city of Bonn May 31, 2013. The virology institute of the Bonn university researches on viruses with the help of bat an

Dr. Muth from the virology institute of the Bonn Faculty of Medicine prepares before entering a biosafety level three (BSL-3) laboratory in the western German city of Bonn
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Dr. Doreen Muth from the virology institute of the Bonn Faculty of Medicine prepares before entering a biosafety level three (BSL-3) laboratory in the western German city of Bonn May 31, 2013. The virology institute of the Bonn university researches on viruses with the help of bat and human cell cul