News & Perspective

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.

Sep 20, 2013

Sep 20, 2013
Camel being hand-fed

MERS-CoV puzzles persist a year after virus surfaced

Much is unknown: the animal source, how the virus jumps to or among people, clinical variables, etc.

Nov 18, 2013

Nov 18, 2013
Kuwait Towers with Kuwaiti flag

WHO confirms Kuwait's MERS cases; Spain cites new case

The WHO today confirmed the first two MERS cases in Kuwait, and Spain may have a new case.

Nov 19, 2013

Nov 19, 2013
Riyadh skyline

Saudi Arabia reports 2 more MERS cases

Besides new Saudi cases, a Qatar man has died, and debate continues on the role of camels in transmission.

Dec 30, 2013

Dec 30, 2013
Camel with rider

Qatar says MERS-CoV-infected camels now virus-free

A camel herd in Qatar that had MERS-CoV infections tied to human cases seems to be free of the virus.