Posts Tagged SARS

Trial drug for 2019 nCoV now ready to be administered to over 700 patients

Maris Federez   •   February 7, 2020

China’s health authorities have announced that registration for clinical trials on a potential antiviral drug for the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) has been approved. The antiviral drug called “Remdesivir” will...

Asymptomatic transmission of 2019-nCoV, other coronaviruses, unusual occurrence — WHO

Maris Federez   •   February 3, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — The possibility of asymptomatic transmission of the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) is rather slim. The World Health Organization (WHO) said that during previous outbreaks due to other...

Confirmed cases of novel coronavirus in China surpasses SARS, death toll rises to 132

Marje Pelayo   •   January 29, 2020

Confirmed cases of novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in China has already surpassed the record of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) that shook the Asian country in 2003. According to reports from...

Wuhan virus revives post-SARS worries in Singapore

UNTV News   •   January 23, 2020

By Tom Benner Singapore – After a mysterious virus originating from China was brought to Singapore by an unassuming traveler from Hong Kong in 2003, the island-nation and its ethnic...

DOH monitors child from Wuhan, China who manifested flu-like symptoms

Robie de Guzman   •   January 21, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Health (DOH) on Tuesday said it is monitoring the case of a five-year old boy with a history of travel to Wuhan, China for...

China confirms coronavirus can be transmitted among humans

UNTV News   •   January 21, 2020

Beijing – China’s health commission confirmed Tuesday that transmission between humans of the new coronavirus – which has already caused four deaths and infected more of 200 people in the...

China confirms 3rd death due to viral pneumonia

UNTV News   •   January 20, 2020

Beijing – A third person was confirmed dead Monday in China following new viral pneumonia similar to Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) which over the weekend saw 136 new cases,...

SARS-like virus responsible for mysterious pneumonia outbreak in China

UNTV News   •   January 9, 2020

Beijing – A new type of hitherto-unknown coronavirus has been the cause of a mysterious outbreak of viral pneumonia in central China, that has so far affected at least 59...

China rules out SARS as cases of ‘mysterious viral pneumonia’ climbs to 59

Marje Pelayo   •   January 6, 2020

PHILIPPINES – Health authorities in China on Sunday (January 5) reported that the number of individuals infected by the so-called ‘mysterious viral pneumonia’ has already climbed to 59, according to...

South Korea cuts rates as MERS clouds outlook; 14 new cases

admin   •   June 11, 2015

An outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) forced South Korea to cut interest rates on Thursday in the hope of softening the blow to an economy already burdened by...


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