News & Perspective

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.

Jan 03, 2019

Jan 03, 2019
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Korean experts weigh adding diarrhea to MERS criteria

The most recent imported case to South Korea involved diarrhea but no fever and few respiratory symptoms at first.

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.

Jan 10, 2018

Jan 10, 2018
Mute swan in flight

UK reports H5N6 in wild swans as study assesses live-bird markets

A study shows avian flu virus detections rising in poultry in Cambodian live-bird markets.

Jan 05, 2018

Jan 05, 2018
Chicken closeup

As H5N6 hits more poultry, researchers test threat of earlier strain

Two groups gauge the threat of H5N6 avian flu to mammals and poultry.

May 09, 2017

May 09, 2017
MERS virus

MERS study indicates mild cases might be missed

In other developments, Saudi Arabia reported 3 more cases, 1 of them fatal.

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.

Jul 11, 2016

Jul 11, 2016
Two emergency room beds

Patient proximity key in Korean MERS super-spreader event

In findings that could help other hospitals, patients with the highest risk shared the emergency room.

Feb 19, 2016

Feb 19, 2016
Hospital corridor

Saudi Arabia confirms MERS case as report details 2015 outbreak

Saudi investigators describe a 130-case hospital outbreak in Riyadh last summer.

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.

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