News & Perspective

Jul 15, 2013

Jul 15, 2013
Signs and buildings in Abu Dhabi, UAE

WHO to assess UAE MERS case, reconvene panel

United Arab Emirates officials have invited WHO experts to help assess the nation's first local MERS case.

Jul 18, 2013

Jul 18, 2013
Muslim doctor and nurse

Four more MERS cases cited in UAE, 2 in Saudi Arabia

Six more MERS cases were reported today, including four in UAE healthcare workers.

Dec 02, 2013

Dec 02, 2013

MERS-CoV: UAE reports cases, Qatar finds infected camels

MERS-CoV has struck three family members, one fatally, and was found in camels linked to patients.

Dec 04, 2013

Dec 04, 2013
WHO headquarters building

WHO panel: No MERS-CoV emergency yet

The WHO's emergency committee decided not to call MERS a public health emergency at this point.

Dec 31, 2013

Dec 31, 2013
Sharjah, UAE, mosque

WHO reports UAE MERS case, confirms 5 Saudi cases

The wife of a MERS patient from UAE tests positive, and the WHO confirms five Saudi cases.

Jan 02, 2014

Jan 02, 2014

News Scan for Jan 02, 2014

Disease threats due to African conflicts
MERS-CoV death in Oman
West Nile in bald eagles

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.

Jan 03, 2014

News Scan for Jan 03, 2014

MERS-CoV case in UAE
H7N9 antibody response
H5N1 in China chickens
Wildlife disease Web tool

Feb 04, 2014

Feb 04, 2014

News Scan for Feb 04, 2014

MERS death in UAE
UCSB meningitis vaccination
Compounding-pharmacy risks
Antimicrobial use in Europe

Feb 07, 2014

Feb 07, 2014

News Scan for Feb 07, 2014

MERS case in UAE
Canadian H5N1 gene analysis
N95 respirators and bacterial infections
2014 ACIP recommendations


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