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Aug 28, 2017

Aug 28, 2017

Saudi Arabia, UAE report MERS cases days before hajj

The annual Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca begins on Wednesday.

Mar 09, 2015

Mar 09, 2015
Patient on gurney

MERS count rises in Saudi Arabia, Germany, Qatar

Saudi Arabia confirms 7 new cases, while Germany reports an imported case and Qatar has its 2nd of the year.

Apr 30, 2014

Apr 30, 2014
Graph showing surge

MERS surge continues; April cases top past 2 years' total

The April MERS surge continued, with 16 more cases reported in Saudi Arabia.

Apr 25, 2014

Apr 25, 2014
Micrograph of MERS virus

21 MERS cases cited in Mideast; ECDC expects more in Europe

Some have theorized about changes in the virus, but preliminary data show no mutations so far.

Apr 24, 2014

Apr 24, 2014
King Fahd Hospital

WHO sees 'slightly more' MERS spread as 12 new cases cited

As the WHO suggests a slight change in spread, the ECDC calls for higher concern.

Apr 01, 2014

Apr 01, 2014

News Scan for Apr 01, 2014

MERS death in UAE
Chikungunya cases top 18,000

Nov 07, 2013

Nov 07, 2013
Abu Dhabi skyline

UAE, Saudi Arabia report 3 more MERS cases

The MERS patient in the UAE and the two in Saudi Arabia are all hospitalized in ICUs.