News & Perspective

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
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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.

Sep 12, 2018

Sep 12, 2018
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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
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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
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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.

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
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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
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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.

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