News & Perspective

Jan 03, 2014

Jan 03, 2014
camel in desert

Study: MERS-CoV-like virus was in camels in 2003

Researchers say that MERS-CoV, or a closely related virus, existed in camels in the UAE in 2003.

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.

Jan 21, 2014

Jan 21, 2014
Mecca mosque

WHO: 2 probable MERS cases in Spain never confirmed

The notice means no confirmed MERS cases have been linked to the 2013 Hajj.

Jan 27, 2014

Jan 27, 2014
Surgeon

WHO reports fatal Saudi, Jordanian MERS cases

The WHO confirms two fatal cases cases and releases guidance for use in healthcare settings.

Jan 29, 2014

Jan 29, 2014
Riyadh map

Saudi Arabia reports fatal MERS case

A 60-year-old man has died in Riyadh of MERS-CoV, and a report details a MERS-related stillbirth case.

Feb 19, 2014

Feb 19, 2014

Genomic study finds no ominous changes in MERS-CoV

Genes of 32 MERS-CoV viruses from Saudi cases showed little evidence of increased adaptation to humans.

Feb 25, 2014

Feb 25, 2014
Camels

Study: MERS-CoV may have been in Saudi camels 22 years ago

Findings show that MERS-CoV or a closely related virus circulated in Saudi camels as long ago as 1992.

Feb 28, 2014

Feb 28, 2014
Map of Egypt

Media report says Egypt has its first MERS case

The Egyptian woman died after returning from a religious pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia.

Mar 03, 2014

Mar 03, 2014
Camel and rider at pyramids

WHO: Reported MERS case in Egypt not confirmed

A WHO spokesman said tests so far have not confirmed MERS in an Egyptian woman.

Mar 11, 2014

Mar 11, 2014
Electron microscope image of MERS-CoV

WHO confirms 2 MERS cases in Saudi Arabia

The WHO added a few details today as it confirmed two previously reported MERS cases in Saudi Arabia.

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