News & Perspective

Nov 03, 2014

Nov 03, 2014
Riding camels

Saudi Arabia reports 2 new MERS cases, WHO confirms 14

The 2 new cases are in Riyadh, and the WHO confirms 14 recent infections from the region.

Oct 13, 2014

Oct 13, 2014

News Scan for Oct 13, 2014

MERS in Qatar, Saudi Arabia
Chikungunya spread continues
Fecal transplant for C diff
H5N2 in Germany

Aug 19, 2014

Aug 19, 2014

News Scan for Aug 19, 2014

Flu evolution in pigs
MERS-CoV in African camels
Lab incident findings
Vaccine-resistant polio
WHO gets large Saudi gift for Iraq

Jun 13, 2014

Jun 13, 2014
WHO headquarters

Over 25% of recent Saudi MERS patients were health workers

The WHO offers new info on 402 Saudi MERS cases reported in the past 2 months.

Jun 11, 2014

Jun 11, 2014
Camel in Water

WHO confirms MERS in Iran as Kuwait finds virus in camels

The WHO confirms the first two MERS cases in Iran, and Kuwait finds the virus in five camels.

May 13, 2014

May 13, 2014
Empty hospital room

Florida health workers have symptoms after MERS patient contact

The 2 workers are being monitored, as Saudi Arabia reports 4 new MERS cases.

Mar 18, 2014

Mar 18, 2014
Camels with riders in a desert setting

WHO says first patient in MERS cluster had camel contact

In other dromedary news, research on camels' possible role is under way in Qatar.

Jan 06, 2014

Jan 06, 2014

MERS-CoV study supports infection control, suggests camel link

German researchers say scores of people who had contact with a MERS patient escaped infection.

Jan 03, 2014

Jan 03, 2014
camel in desert

Study: MERS-CoV-like virus was in camels in 2003

Researchers say that MERS-CoV, or a closely related virus, existed in camels in the UAE in 2003.

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