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Aug 07, 2019

Aug 07, 2019
Male patient with oxygen mask

MERS analysis highlights concerns over healthcare spread

Middle East healthcare-related outbreaks are occurring more often but are typically small.

Jul 09, 2019

Jul 09, 2019
Camel head

Data show MERS cases, deaths on decline since 2016

As many as 1,465 cases and 293 to 520 deaths from MERS-CoV may have been averted.

May 14, 2019

May 14, 2019
Ebola frontline

DRC Ebola total climbs by 15 cases; vandals hit Katwa hospital

A previously unaffected health zone reports its first case, Korea adds a cash donation, and a group warns of a security clash-related rise in displaced people.

Sep 12, 2018

Sep 12, 2018
Check-in at Incheon International Airport

WHO details South Korea's imported MERS case

All 21 close contacts of a recent Korean MERS case are asymptomatic, the agency says.

Sep 10, 2018

Sep 10, 2018
Incheon international airport South Korea

South Korea reports MERS in Kuwait business traveler

In 2015, an imported case sparked outbreaks that sickened 186 people.

Jan 12, 2018

Jan 12, 2018
Saudi Arabia globe

Saudi Arabia reports 3 MERS cases; Malaysia monitors 70 contacts

Contacts of an imported case in Malaysia include others who attended the same Saudi Arabia pilgrimage, the man's family, airline contacts, and health workers.

Dec 12, 2016

Dec 12, 2016
Doc with surgical mask

Saudi Arabia reports more MERS cases; WHO updates risk assessment

Also, Korean researchers detailed transmission patterns in its 2015 outbreak, including a role for doctor shopping and ED visits in super-spreading events.

Nov 18, 2016

Nov 18, 2016
Hooded cranes

WHO says human H5N8 risk low as more H5N6 reported

The WHO says it's unlikely that a person will contract H5N8 avian flu.

Feb 09, 2016

Feb 09, 2016
Fever thermometer

Late start to Northern Hemisphere flu season feels strong H1N1 impact

The CDC said it has also received recent reports of severe flu infections linked to 2009 H1N1 in young- and middle-aged adults.

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.

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