News & Perspective

Oct 26, 2015

Oct 26, 2015
Surgical mask on plane

Korea highlights MERS super-spreaders, reports death

Officials said 5 super-spreaders caused 83% of cases, and they confirmed a new MERS death.

Oct 12, 2015

Oct 12, 2015
MERS virus

MERS sickens 3 in Saudi Arabia as Korean patient relapses

After going 8 days without a case, Saudi Arabia reports 3 in young foreign women.

Sep 03, 2015

Sep 03, 2015
Camel in truck

Panel says no MERS emergency amid rising concerns

The group based much of its findings on an Aug 23 WHO mission to Saudi Arabia.

Sep 01, 2015

Sep 01, 2015
Hospital gurney

WHO confirms hospital MERS outbreak in Jordan

Also, Saudi officials reported four more cases from Riyadh, and South Korea announced new prevention steps in the wake of its outbreak.

Aug 11, 2015

Aug 11, 2015
Camel truck

New findings build case for camel-human MERS transmission

Also, Saudi authorities reported four more cases in a steadily growing Riyadh outbreak.

Aug 10, 2015

Aug 10, 2015
Riyadh metro

Riyadh MERS outbreak grows by 10 cases

Saudi Arabian health authorities have infection-source clues for only 5 of the 10 cases, one of which involves a health worker from another country.

Aug 04, 2015

Aug 04, 2015
Saudi Arabia map featuring Riyadh

More Saudi MERS cases and deaths from Riyadh hot spot

Saudia Arabia's case count reaches 1,063, while South Korea gives its health minister the boot over handling of the outbreak there.

Jul 28, 2015

Jul 28, 2015
MERS virus

New Saudi MERS case as teams publish animal studies

South Korea's government considers the hospital-linked outbreak over, as researchers reported on early vaccine and antibody findings.

Jul 08, 2015

Jul 08, 2015
MERS-infected vero cells

Korea reports MERS deaths; WHO details Philippines case

The Philippines patient, from Finland, also traveled to Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, and Singapore.

Jul 06, 2015

Jul 06, 2015
Manila airport

Philippines reports 2nd MERS case as Korean, Saudi totals grow

As the Philippines notes its 2nd case of 2015, Korea has 3 new cases and Saudi Arabia 1.

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