Fourth Global Influenza Seroepidemiology Expert Meeting (CONSISE)
A two-day workshop of CONSISE (the Consortium for the Standardization of Influenza Seroepidemiology) took place back-to-back with the global influenza conference Options for the control of influenza.
New case of MERS-CoV identified in the United Kingdom
A new case of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) has been confirmed by Public Health England (PHE) on the 23 August. Health authorities are identifying close contacts of the patient as a precautionary measure. This is the fifth case of MERS-CoV diagnosed in England, where there have been no cases since 2013.
Epidemiological update: two cases of a novel coronavirus laboratory confirmedArchived
A novel coronavirus has been identified with laboratory tests in two patients both with severe respiratory and renal disease. Coronaviruses are a group of viruses causing respiratory infections in humans and animals.
Coronavirus: collaboration and surveillance the key to early detection and understanding the riskArchived
European, international and national public health authorities have been working closely together since the identification of two cases with a novel coronavirus became known. One case has died in Saudi Arabia and the second is in intensive care in a London hospital.
Epidemiological update: additional case of novel coronavirus, 6 November 2012Archived
On 4 November, the Ministry of Health, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, posted a report on ProMed about a confirmed case of pneumonia caused by the novel coronavirus.
Novel coronavirus: Whole genome sequence published by HPAArchived
On 13 November 2012, the Health Protection Agency published the whole genome sequence data from the second case of respiratory disease associated with a novel coronavirus who was hospitalised in England.
Epidemiological update: novel coronavirus, 30 November 2012Archived
On 30 November WHO updated the number of confirmed cases of pneumonia caused by the novel coronavirus which has been temporarily named hCoV-EMC. Between April 2012 and 30 November 2012, nine confirmed cases of infection with the novel coronavirus (of whom five died) have been reported to WHO, according to its case definitions. Severe acute respiratory disease was the common presentation of all cases.
Epidemiological update: case of severe lower respiratory tract disease associated with a novel coronavirus
On 11 February 2013, the UK Health Protection Agency announced that an additional case of the novel coronavirus infection has been confirmed in a UK resident.
Epidemiological update: Case of severe lower respiratory tract disease associated with a novel coronavirus
On 13 February 2013, the HPA announced that one family contact of the previously-confirmed case reported on 11 February was laboratory-confirmed to be infected with the novel coronavirus (NCoV).
Epidemiological update: additional case of severe lower respiratory tract disease associated with a novel coronavirus in Saudi Arabia
On 19 February 2013, the Ministry of Health in Saudi Arabia has informed the World Health Organization (WHO) about an additional confirmed case of novel coronavirus (NCoV) infection.