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Dec 19, 2016

Dec 19, 2016
Green MERS

More MERS reported in Saudi Arabia; WHO details recent cases

In related developments, a pair of WHO updates flesh out the details for 22 infections reported by Saudi Arabia since late November.

Dec 12, 2016

Dec 12, 2016
Doc with surgical mask

Saudi Arabia reports more MERS cases; WHO updates risk assessment

Also, Korean researchers detailed transmission patterns in its 2015 outbreak, including a role for doctor shopping and ED visits in super-spreading events.

Dec 05, 2016

Dec 05, 2016
Prophet's Mosque in Medina, Saudi Arabia

Saudi officials announce 4 new MERS cases

Of 9 recent cases detailed by the WHO, 4 involved contact with camels or drinking raw camel milk.

Nov 29, 2016

Nov 29, 2016
Camel

MERS infects 3 more in Saudi Arabia

In another development, the WHO shared details of 6 Saudi cases reported earlier this month, including 2 involving contact with camels or raw camel milk.

Nov 11, 2016

Nov 11, 2016
hospital ventilator

WHO details recent Saudi hospital MERS cluster

The WHO's update on 13 cases reported from Saudi Arabia also includes a pair of household contacts and some cases with camel exposure.

Aug 26, 2016

Aug 26, 2016
Bangkok airport

Imported MERS case in Thailand is country's third

In another MERS development, Saudi Arabia's health ministry announced an illness in a man from Taif whose exposure is under investigation.

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.

Jul 20, 2016

Jul 20, 2016
Drawing blood

Fatal MERS in Najran as study pans convalescent plasma

Only 2.7% of 443 samples from recovered patients, health workers, and others had high enough antibody levels.

Jul 11, 2016

Jul 11, 2016
Two emergency room beds

Patient proximity key in Korean MERS super-spreader event

In findings that could help other hospitals, patients with the highest risk shared the emergency room.

Jul 08, 2016

Jul 08, 2016
Camels

Two new Saudi MERS cases noted as experts air road map

Neither new case is linked to a Riyadh outbreak, and experts describe priorities for MERS-CoV research and development.

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