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Aug 28, 2017

Aug 28, 2017

Saudi Arabia, UAE report MERS cases days before hajj

The annual Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca begins on Wednesday.

Oct 21, 2015

Oct 21, 2015
MERS particle

Riyadh MERS cluster grows; ECDC weighs Jordan risk

The new Riyadh case bears similarities to several recent cases among a group of female roommates who work as janitors.

Aug 28, 2015

Aug 28, 2015
Blood transfusion

Riyadh, Jordan each report 2 new MERS cases

Three of the four new cases appear to involve contact with other patients, and the ECDC issues a risk assessment.

Mar 09, 2015

Mar 09, 2015
Patient on gurney

MERS count rises in Saudi Arabia, Germany, Qatar

Saudi Arabia confirms 7 new cases, while Germany reports an imported case and Qatar has its 2nd of the year.

Feb 24, 2015

Feb 24, 2015
Riyadh camel market

Saudi Arabia reports 5 more MERS cases

Four of the cases are in Riyadh, and the ECDC discusses the potential role of camels in disease transmission.

Jan 21, 2015

Jan 21, 2015
Riyadh skyline

Saudi Arabia reports 2 MERS cases, strategy changes

Saudi Arabia today reported 2 new MERS cases in Riyadh and 2 deaths.

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 05, 2014

Jun 05, 2014
Baby camel nursing

As MERS cases keep coming, Saudis to test camels

Saudi officials plan to test all domestic camels for MERS-CoV and note two more human cases.

May 19, 2014

May 19, 2014
N95 respirators

COMMENTARY: Protecting health workers from airborne MERS-CoV—learning from SARS

Compelling evidence and prudence dictate higher levels of respiratory protection for health workers.

May 16, 2014

May 16, 2014
Mideast from space

Saudi Arabia reports 6 more MERS cases, 3 deaths

Saudi Arabia has 6 new cases and 3 deaths, while the ECDC weighs in on recent trends.

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