News & Perspective

May 08, 2015

May 08, 2015
Camels at a racetrack

Iran reports MERS case; camel workers at increased risk

Iran reports its first case since last July as the CDC posts an alert for upcoming travel to Saudi Arabia.

Jul 23, 2014

Jul 23, 2014
Bazaar in Kerman, Iran

Iran notes 5th MERS case; Saudis extend case-free streak

A 67-year-old Iranian woman died of MERS on Jun 25, , the WHO said, marking the country's second fatal case.

Jul 02, 2014

Jul 02, 2014
Map of Iran

MERS-CoV infects Iranian health worker, kills Saudi man

Iran has a fourth MERS case, in a health worker, and Saudi Arabia reports another death.

Jun 13, 2014

Jun 13, 2014
WHO headquarters

Over 25% of recent Saudi MERS patients were health workers

The WHO offers new info on 402 Saudi MERS cases reported in the past 2 months.

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 27, 2014

May 27, 2014
Citadel in Kerman province, Iran

MERS reaches Iran; cases slowing in Saudi Arabia

Iran reported its first 2 MERS cases, while Saudi Arabia has gone 2 days without any.