News & Perspective

Aug 08, 2018

Aug 08, 2018
Veterinarian drawing blood from a camel

WHO highlights ongoing hospital MERS outbreak threat

The report covers 189 cases confirmed since the last assessment a year ago.

Jan 12, 2018

Jan 12, 2018
Saudi Arabia globe

Saudi Arabia reports 3 MERS cases; Malaysia monitors 70 contacts

Contacts of an imported case in Malaysia include others who attended the same Saudi Arabia pilgrimage, the man's family, airline contacts, and health workers.

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.