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Oct 05, 2015

Oct 05, 2015
Philippines map

Suspected MERS death reported in the Philippines

Despite suspected MERS, the Saudi man's body can't be tested due to embalming.

Aug 24, 2015

Aug 24, 2015
RiyadhMap

MERS cases from Riyadh still surging

Officials say 53 of the outbreak cases have links to one hospital and 4 involve Filipino health workers.

Jul 06, 2015

Jul 06, 2015
Manila airport

Philippines reports 2nd MERS case as Korean, Saudi totals grow

As the Philippines notes its 2nd case of 2015, Korea has 3 new cases and Saudi Arabia 1.

Mar 06, 2015

Mar 06, 2015
Female healthcare worker wearing mask

WHO Saudi MERS report notes exposures in health settings

Saudi Arabia notes 2 new cases and the WHO details 10 previously reported ones.

Feb 16, 2015

Feb 16, 2015
MERS coronavirus

Saudi Arabia reports 14 MERS cases in 3 days

As a recent surge in cases continues, the WHO announces it is sending help.

Feb 13, 2015

Feb 13, 2015
Map of Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia confirms 8 new MERS cases

At least 4 cases involve exposure in a healthcare setting; the WHO, meanwhile, provides more details about a recent Filipino case.

May 22, 2014

May 22, 2014
Empty hospital bed

Saudi Arabia reports 7 more MERS cases, 1 fatal

With the new cases, details emerge that Filipinos are among the recent MERS deaths.

Apr 17, 2014

Apr 17, 2014
Nursing baby camel

MERS outbreaks grow; Malaysian case had camel link

Seven cases were added to the Jeddah outbreak in Saudi Arabia, and 3 in the UAE.

Apr 16, 2014

Apr 16, 2014
Kuala Lumpur aerial view

MERS cases reach Far East; Saudi Arabia reports 6 more

The disease has made a long-feared leap outside the Middle East, killing a man in Malaysia and infecting a nurse in the Philippines.

Sep 17, 2013

Sep 17, 2013
Manila, Philippines, skyline

Report: Filipino nurse in Saudi Arabia died of MERS

Officials said today that a 41-year-old Filipino nurse who worked in Saudi Arabia has died of MERS.

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