News & Perspective

Jun 07, 2017

Jun 07, 2017
Oxygenation

WHO reports 3 Saudi hospital MERS clusters, new cases in UAE, Qatar

Also, the Saudi MOH reports 5 new cases in Riyadh, 4 of which are healthcare-related.

Jun 05, 2017

Jun 05, 2017
Saudi hospital scene

Saudi Arabia reports 14 MERS cases, 12 in Riyadh

At least 10 of the Riyadh cases are healthcare related, possibly signaling a new hospital outbreak.

May 09, 2017

May 09, 2017
MERS virus

MERS study indicates mild cases might be missed

In other developments, Saudi Arabia reported 3 more cases, 1 of them fatal.

Apr 04, 2017

Apr 04, 2017
Dialysis

Ten Saudi MERS cases linked to hospital outbreak

The outbreak includes 2 healthcare workers who have asymptomatic infections.

Mar 22, 2017

Mar 22, 2017
Camels

Qatar reports its first MERS case of 2017

The case, involving a 62-year-old man, is likely locally acquired, and Saudi officials, meanwhile, report MERS in 4 camel herds.

Feb 13, 2017

Feb 13, 2017
mom and baby camel

Saudi Arabia reports more MERS cases; WHO announces Buraydah outbreak over

A WHO overview of recent Saudi cases says a small hospital outbreak in Buraydah is now considered over.

Dec 19, 2016

Dec 19, 2016
Green MERS

More MERS reported in Saudi Arabia; WHO details recent cases

In related developments, a pair of WHO updates flesh out the details for 22 infections reported by Saudi Arabia since late November.

Dec 12, 2016

Dec 12, 2016
Doc with surgical mask

Saudi Arabia reports more MERS cases; WHO updates risk assessment

Also, Korean researchers detailed transmission patterns in its 2015 outbreak, including a role for doctor shopping and ED visits in super-spreading events.

Dec 05, 2016

Dec 05, 2016
Prophet's Mosque in Medina, Saudi Arabia

Saudi officials announce 4 new MERS cases

Of 9 recent cases detailed by the WHO, 4 involved contact with camels or drinking raw camel milk.

Nov 29, 2016

Nov 29, 2016
Camel

MERS infects 3 more in Saudi Arabia

In another development, the WHO shared details of 6 Saudi cases reported earlier this month, including 2 involving contact with camels or raw camel milk.

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