News & Perspective

Jun 06, 2014

Jun 06, 2014
Abu Dhabi mosque

WHO: Infection control gaps helped fuel UAE MERS surge

Several factors contributed, the WHO says, while experts call for case-control studies.

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.

Oct 30, 2013

Oct 30, 2013
Horseshoe bat

Close relative of SARS virus found in Chinese bats

The findings support the hypothesis that the SARS virus originated in bats.

Aug 08, 2013

Aug 08, 2013
Dromedary camel

Blood study suggests camels could be MERS-CoV carriers

Researchers find evidence that camels have been exposed to MERS-CoV or a close relative.

Jul 26, 2013

Jul 26, 2013
Hospitalized patient

Study outlines how MERS and SARS are alike, differ

More MERS patients had preexisting health problems and were much more likely to die.

Jul 22, 2013

Jul 22, 2013
Saudi man and camel

OIE downplays camels as possible MERS-CoV source

The OIE says there is little evidence of a link between camels and MERS-CoV cases.

Jul 09, 2013

Jul 09, 2013
Arab woman with veil

WHO sees changing pattern in recent MERS cases

Recent MERS cases have featured less severe symptoms, younger patients, and more females.

Jul 08, 2013

Jul 08, 2013
Electron micrograph of MERS-CoV

More MERS cases reported; WHO names emergency panel

A new MERS-CoV Saudi case and two deaths were reported as the WHO named 15 experts to its emergency panel.

Jun 19, 2013

Jun 19, 2013
An electron micrograph of a thin section of MERS-CoV

Report: Saudi MERS hospital outbreak had some SARS-like traits

A study of a recent outbreak of MERS-CoV reveals that the virus spread in three hospitals and that some patients transmit it more than others.

Jun 06, 2013

Jun 06, 2013

Italians test negative for MERS-CoV

An Italian health official reported today that 20 people who had contact with MERS-CoV (Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus) patients in Italy have tested negative for the virus, while a US company announced it has made a potential vaccine for the novel pathogen.

Pages

by Topic

by country

by organization

Newsletter Sign-up

Get CIDRAP news and other free newsletters.

Sign up now»

OUR UNDERWRITERS

Unrestricted financial support provided by

Bentson Foundation 3MAccelerate DiagnosticsGilead 
Grant support for ASP provided by


bioMérieux

  Become an underwriter»