News & Perspective

Dec 31, 2013

Dec 31, 2013
Sharjah, UAE, mosque

WHO reports UAE MERS case, confirms 5 Saudi cases

The wife of a MERS patient from UAE tests positive, and the WHO confirms five Saudi cases.

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.

Dec 26, 2013

Dec 26, 2013
Healthcare worker

WHO, Saudi Arabia update MERS case information

WHO confirms a case, and 5 new cases just reported include 3 healthcare workers.

Dec 16, 2013

Dec 16, 2013
Camel and handler

Nearly identical MERS-CoV strains found in camels, humans

Camels in Qatar were infected with a MERS-CoV strain nearly identical to that found in two people.

Dec 12, 2013

Dec 12, 2013
Adult camel with young

Jordanian, Saudi camels have MERS-CoV-like antibodies

The camels were found to have antibodies to the virus or a close relative.

Dec 04, 2013

Dec 04, 2013
WHO headquarters building

WHO panel: No MERS-CoV emergency yet

The WHO's emergency committee decided not to call MERS a public health emergency at this point.

Dec 02, 2013

Dec 02, 2013
MERS-CoV

MERS-CoV: UAE reports cases, Qatar finds infected camels

MERS-CoV has struck three family members, one fatally, and was found in camels linked to patients.

Nov 22, 2013

Nov 22, 2013
Camel and goats

WHO: Humans, animals both likely fueling MERS spread

The WHO says MERS is likely sustained by both human-to-human spread and infection from animals.

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.

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.

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