News & Perspective

Jan 08, 2018

Jan 08, 2018
Mideast map

Iraq, Afghanistan, other nations report avian flu outbreaks

It is Iraq's first H5N8 outbreak since 2016, and Afghanistan's first since 2007.

Nov 13, 2015

Nov 13, 2015
Coronavirus

Study notes MERS, SARS virus shedding similarities

Scientists find that the timing and intensity of MERS virus shedding is similar to SARS.

Mar 09, 2015

Mar 09, 2015
Patient on gurney

MERS count rises in Saudi Arabia, Germany, Qatar

Saudi Arabia confirms 7 new cases, while Germany reports an imported case and Qatar has its 2nd of the year.

Jan 06, 2014

Jan 06, 2014
MERS-CoV

MERS-CoV study supports infection control, suggests camel link

German researchers say scores of people who had contact with a MERS patient escaped infection.

Jun 28, 2013

Jun 28, 2013
Transmission electron micrograph of MERS-CoV

WHO revises MERS-CoV surveillance advice

The WHO updated its MERS-CoV advice to align it with recent findings on diagnosis and incubation.

May 31, 2013

May 31, 2013

Italy resident has MERS after trip to Jordan

(CIDRAP News) – Italy announced its first Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) case today, in a man who recently spent time in Jordan, site of the first known MERS illnesses, according to media reports.

May 20, 2013

May 20, 2013

Coronavirus cases, deaths reported in Tunisia, Saudi Arabia

(CIDRAP News) – A media report today said the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) has reached Tunisia, killing one man and infecting two of his relatives, while Saudi Arabia has reported another death and a new case since May 17.

May 06, 2013

May 06, 2013

Saudis cite health facility as coronavirus cluster grows

(CIDRAP News) – Three new cases yesterday, with two deaths, increased a cluster of novel coronavirus (nCoV) cases in eastern Saudi Arabia to 13, and authorities confirmed that the illnesses are associated with a healthcare facility.

May 02, 2013

May 02, 2013

Saudi Arabia reports 7 novel coronavirus cases

Saudi Arabia's health ministry has reported that five Saudis have died of novel coronavirus (nCoV) infections in the past few days, and two more case-patients are in intensive care, according to World Health Organization (WHO) and news media reports today.

Mar 26, 2013

Mar 26, 2013

UAE man dies from novel coronavirus in Germany

(CIDRAP News) – A man from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) hospitalized in Germany with a novel coronavirus (NCoV) infection died today, according to reports from German health officials and the World Health Organization (WHO).

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