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Aug 28, 2017

Aug 28, 2017

Saudi Arabia, UAE report MERS cases days before hajj

The annual Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca begins on Wednesday.

Aug 17, 2017

Aug 17, 2017
Hospital ward

WHO details recent Saudi MERS hospital outbreak

In a report on an imported case from 2015, Thai researchers spelled out some of the clinial and lab challenges in diagnosing MERS-CoV.

Aug 08, 2017

Aug 08, 2017
hospital care

MERS infects 7 more in Saudi Arabia, some part of hospital cluster

So far nine cases have been reported in the cluster, though illness reports continue from other parts of Saudi Arabia.

Aug 07, 2017

Aug 07, 2017
MERS virus

Health worker among 5 new Saudi MERS cases

In other developments, a WHO risk assessment covering events through July said three recent Riyadh hospital outbreaks are over.

Jul 25, 2017

Jul 25, 2017
Surgeon with IV

WHO: Hospital outbreaks underscore MERS challenges

Lack of early identification and not using infection protocols fuel spread.

Jul 25, 2017
Hosam Zowawi, PhD

Microbiologist highlights diagnostics, engagement to fight AMR

"If we can eradicate the empirical use of antibiotics . . . we can achieve a lot," Zowawi says.

Jul 03, 2017

Jul 03, 2017
MERS virus

Lebanon reports imported MERS case; virus sickens 1 more in Saudi Arabia

In other MERS-CoV news, following a surge of hospital-related cases from Riyadh, new cases in Saudi Arabia seem to be slowing, with one illness reported over the past 6 days.

Jun 13, 2017

Jun 13, 2017
Hospital corridor

WHO details Saudi MERS clusters as outbreak grows

The hospital clusters involve 23, 6, and 4 cases, with the first two connected by an infected patient.

Jun 12, 2017

Jun 12, 2017
MERS virus particles

Saudi Arabia reports 7 new hospital MERS cases

In related news, a new study finds that bats harbor thousands of coronaviruses.

Jun 08, 2017

Jun 08, 2017
Hospital monitor and healthcare workers

Saudi Arabia probing several hospital MERS clusters in Riyadh

Officials are responding to several small healthcare clusters in the city.

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