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Aug 23, 2016

Aug 23, 2016
baby goat

More MERS in Saudi Arabia as antibody therapies get funding

In a related development, a new study suggests goats, sheep, and horses aren't likely to pass MERS-CoV to humans.

Oct 20, 2015

Oct 20, 2015
Camel and Saudi man

MERS sickens one more in Saudi Arabia

The new case is in Hofuf, and WHO's director-general said Saudi health authorities have discussed vaccine development with US officials.

Jul 28, 2015

Jul 28, 2015
MERS virus

New Saudi MERS case as teams publish animal studies

South Korea's government considers the hospital-linked outbreak over, as researchers reported on early vaccine and antibody findings.

Aug 05, 2014

Aug 05, 2014

Experimental Ebola drug may have helped 2 US patients

The second American infected with Ebola returned home today, as new information emerged about experimental treatment use and more possible cases.

Jun 17, 2014

Jun 17, 2014
Airliner in clouds

WHO panel still sees no MERS emergency

WHO experts stressed the importance of basic infection control measures to prevent the spread of MERS-CoV. 

May 30, 2014

May 30, 2014
Iranian flag

Saudi Arabia cites one MERS case; Iranian patient dies

Just 1 Saudi case today, an Iranian patient has died, and the US plans serology tests.

May 28, 2014

May 28, 2014
Bloood draw

Secondary US MERS case ruled out; Saudi count grows

The man did not catch the disease from the first US MERS patient after all.

May 21, 2014

May 21, 2014
camel racing

MERS-CoV infects four more in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia reported more MERS cases and a death, and Oman found the virus in racing camels.

May 20, 2014

May 20, 2014
Laboratory test tubes

Saudi Arabia reports 3 MERS cases; drug candidates cited

Modest number of cases today, and researchers identify drugs that raise hope for possible treatment one day.

May 19, 2014

May 19, 2014
N95 respirators

COMMENTARY: Protecting health workers from airborne MERS-CoV—learning from SARS

Compelling evidence and prudence dictate higher levels of respiratory protection for health workers.

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