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Jan 06, 2014

Jan 06, 2014
MERS-CoV

MERS-CoV study supports infection control, suggests camel link

German researchers say scores of people who had contact with a MERS patient escaped infection.

Jun 28, 2013

Jun 28, 2013
Transmission electron micrograph of MERS-CoV

WHO revises MERS-CoV surveillance advice

The WHO updated its MERS-CoV advice to align it with recent findings on diagnosis and incubation.

May 31, 2013

May 31, 2013

Italy resident has MERS after trip to Jordan

(CIDRAP News) – Italy announced its first Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) case today, in a man who recently spent time in Jordan, site of the first known MERS illnesses, according to media reports.

May 20, 2013

May 20, 2013

Coronavirus cases, deaths reported in Tunisia, Saudi Arabia

(CIDRAP News) – A media report today said the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) has reached Tunisia, killing one man and infecting two of his relatives, while Saudi Arabia has reported another death and a new case since May 17.

May 06, 2013

May 06, 2013

Saudis cite health facility as coronavirus cluster grows

(CIDRAP News) – Three new cases yesterday, with two deaths, increased a cluster of novel coronavirus (nCoV) cases in eastern Saudi Arabia to 13, and authorities confirmed that the illnesses are associated with a healthcare facility.

May 02, 2013

May 02, 2013

Saudi Arabia reports 7 novel coronavirus cases

Saudi Arabia's health ministry has reported that five Saudis have died of novel coronavirus (nCoV) infections in the past few days, and two more case-patients are in intensive care, according to World Health Organization (WHO) and news media reports today.

Apr 04, 2013

Apr 04, 2013

New serology test might help solve novel coronavirus puzzles

(CIDRAP News) – Dutch and German researchers today said they have devised a serology test that can detect novel coronavirus (NCoV), as well as the one that causes SARS, which should help health officials detect and track the spread of the new virus

Mar 26, 2013

Mar 26, 2013

UAE man dies from novel coronavirus in Germany

(CIDRAP News) – A man from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) hospitalized in Germany with a novel coronavirus (NCoV) infection died today, according to reports from German health officials and the World Health Organization (WHO).

Mar 25, 2013

Mar 25, 2013

Germany, Saudi Arabia report new novel coronavirus cases

(CIDRAP News) – The German media and Saudi Arabia's health ministry have reported two new novel coronavirus (NCoV) cases, one in a patient hospitalized in Munich and the other a mild illness in a Saudi Arabian resident.

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