News & Perspective

Aug 29, 2013

Aug 29, 2013
Mosque of the Prophet in Medina, KSA

Saudis report 2 silent MERS infections; WHO notes Qatar cases

A Saudi official reported two asymptomatic MERS cases as the WHO confirmed two from Qatar.

Sep 04, 2013

Sep 04, 2013
Doha Bay, Qatar

Qatar reports fatal MERS case

A 56-year-old woman in Qatar died of MERS, the country's third case in a month.

Sep 06, 2013

Sep 06, 2013
Monastir, Tunisia

Saudi Arabia reports 4 more MERS cases, 2 fatal

Four more MERS cases, two fatal, were reported today  in Saudi Arabia.

Sep 20, 2013

Sep 20, 2013
WHO headquarters

WHO raises concerns about MERS-CoV patterns and pace

The WHO notes that the disease pattern seems to be trending younger and female.

Sep 25, 2013

Sep 25, 2013
The Hajj in Mecca

WHO panel says MERS still not an emergency

Experts today reaffirmed their earlier finding that MERS is not a global health emergency.

Oct 28, 2013

Oct 28, 2013
Doha, Qatar

MERS update: 3 more Saudi cases, 1 in Qatar

Saudi Arabia confirmed three more MERS cases, and Qatar reported an asymptomatic one.

Oct 29, 2013

Oct 29, 2013
French flags in front of Eiffel Tower

France cites likely MERS case; WHO notes Qatar case

France today reported a probable MERS case in a recent traveler to Saudi Arabia.

Nov 11, 2013

Nov 11, 2013
Camels in desert

Reports: MERS-CoV found in Saudi patient's camel

The finding, if confirmed, will mark the first time the virus has clearly been detected in an animal.

Nov 19, 2013

Nov 19, 2013
Riyadh skyline

Saudi Arabia reports 2 more MERS cases

Besides new Saudi cases, a Qatar man has died, and debate continues on the role of camels in transmission.

Nov 22, 2013

Nov 22, 2013
Camel and goats

WHO: Humans, animals both likely fueling MERS spread

The WHO says MERS is likely sustained by both human-to-human spread and infection from animals.

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