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Nov 11, 2016

Nov 11, 2016
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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.

Nov 03, 2016

Nov 03, 2016

WHO guidance says no routine post-surgery antibiotics

The WHO says preventive antibiotics should be used before and during surgery but not after.

Apr 24, 2014

Apr 24, 2014
King Fahd Hospital

WHO sees 'slightly more' MERS spread as 12 new cases cited

As the WHO suggests a slight change in spread, the ECDC calls for higher concern.

May 09, 2013

May 09, 2013

Saudi coronavirus cluster grows as France reports possible new cases

Saudi Arabian officials reported today that their investigation of a healthcare-associated cluster of novel coronavirus (nCoV) cases has uncovered two more illnesses, increasing the cluster to 15, as France reported two suspected cases related to its first nCoV case, reported yesterday.

May 05, 2011

May 05, 2011

WHO decries global burden of healthcare-related infections

(CIDRAP News) – Calling for more effort to prevent healthcare-associated infections (HAIs), the World Health Organization (WHO) said today that untold millions of people suffer from them every year, with the burden falling most heavily on developing countries.


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