News & Perspective

Jul 16, 2019

Jul 16, 2019
MERS virus

WHO notes clusters in recent MERS cases, unveils environmental sampling guide

In another development, Saudi Arabia today reported one new illness, which involves a man from Riyadh.

May 29, 2014

May 29, 2014
MERS-CoV in cytoplasm

Saudi Arabia reports 3 more MERS cases

Also today, scientists filled in more details about the first two Dutch MERS cases.

May 15, 2014

May 15, 2014
Flag over Amman, Jordan

Dutch, Saudi, Jordan reports boost MERS tally

Reports involve a 2nd Dutch case, 3 Saudi ones, and 7 retrospectively confirmed cases in Jordan.

May 14, 2014

May 14, 2014
Peace Palace in the Hague, Netherlands

MERS reaches Netherlands; 2 Florida patients cleared

In addition to the Dutch MERS case, Saudi Arabia reports 16 new infections.

Aug 08, 2013

Aug 08, 2013
Dromedary camel

Blood study suggests camels could be MERS-CoV carriers

Researchers find evidence that camels have been exposed to MERS-CoV or a close relative.

Nov 20, 2012

Nov 20, 2012

Sequencing supports novel coronavirus's tie to bat strains

(CIDRAP News) – Complete genetic sequencing of a novel coronavrius isolated from a Saudi Arabian man who died in June supports earlier findings that the virus is most closely related to coronaviruses found in bats, according to a report published today in mBio.

Jul 02, 2009

Jul 02, 2009

Studies: Novel H1N1 affects deep lung tissue, transmits fairly well

(CIDRAP News) – The novel H1N1 (swine) influenza now circling the globe causes more serious lung disease than seasonal flu strains and sheds from the lung and throat tissue where it reproduces at higher rates, according to two animal studies published today—findings that could explain autopsies and case reports of severe pneumonia as well as the virus's rapid spread.