Abbott Reports 16.

Announced Acquisition of Diet Business in India: Announced a definitive contract to acquire the diet businesses of Wockhardt Limited, Carol Info Services Small, and certain Wockhardt group and subsidiaries companies. Wockhardt includes a significant presence in India’s pediatric and adult nutrition segments with baby formulas, weaning foods and adult protein supplements. Abbott raises guidance for full-year earnings per share Based on the company’s continued strong results calendar year to time, including third-quarter results which were ahead of expectations, Abbott is raising its ongoing earnings-per-share forecast for the full-12 months 2009 to $3.70 to $3.72 from it is previous guidance selection of $3.65 to $3.70.Perl, M.D., Connie S. Price, M.D., Abdullah A. Al Rabeeah, M.D., Derek A.T. Cummings, Ph.D., Zaki N. Alabdullatif, M.D., Maher Assad, M.D., Abdulmohsen Almulhim, M.D., Hatem Makhdoom, Ph.D., Hossam Madani, Ph.D., Rafat Alhakeem, M.D., Jaffar A. Al-Tawfiq, M.D., Matthew Cotten, Ph.D., Simon J. Watson, Ph.D., Paul Kellam, Ph.D., Alimuddin I. Zumla, M.D., and Ziad A. Memish, M.D. For the KSA MERS-CoV Investigation Team: Hospital Outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus Respiratory infections are an emerging threat to global health security and have led to worldwide epidemics with significant morbidity, mortality, and economic consequences.6-8 Since that time, MERS-CoV has been identified as the cause of pneumonia in individuals in Saudi Arabia,7,9 Qatar,7,10 Jordan,11,12 the United Kingdom,13,14 Germany,15 France,16 Tunisia,17 and Italy.18,19 The natural host and reservoir of MERS-CoV remain unfamiliar.