News & Perspective

Jan 03, 2019

Jan 03, 2019
Gurney in hospital corridor blurred

Korean experts weigh adding diarrhea to MERS criteria

The most recent imported case to South Korea involved diarrhea but no fever and few respiratory symptoms at first.

Jun 12, 2014

Jun 12, 2014
Mother and baby camel

Saudi official says labs failed to report MERS cases

Also, Saudi Arabia has a new case and new reports offer more data on MERS-CoV in camels.

Jun 11, 2014

Jun 11, 2014
Camel in Water

WHO confirms MERS in Iran as Kuwait finds virus in camels

The WHO confirms the first two MERS cases in Iran, and Kuwait finds the virus in five camels.

Mar 20, 2014

Mar 20, 2014
Kuwait map

Five new MERS cases reported in 3 countries

The 5 cases were in Kuwait, the UAE, and Saudi Arabia; 2 proved fatal; and 1 involved contact with camels.

Nov 22, 2013

Nov 22, 2013
Camel and goats

WHO: Humans, animals both likely fueling MERS spread

The WHO says MERS is likely sustained by both human-to-human spread and infection from animals.

Nov 18, 2013

Nov 18, 2013
Kuwait Towers with Kuwaiti flag

WHO confirms Kuwait's MERS cases; Spain cites new case

The WHO today confirmed the first two MERS cases in Kuwait, and Spain may have a new case.