News & Perspective

Jul 22, 2013

Jul 22, 2013
Saudi man and camel

OIE downplays camels as possible MERS-CoV source

The OIE says there is little evidence of a link between camels and MERS-CoV cases.

Sep 20, 2013

Sep 20, 2013
Camel being hand-fed

MERS-CoV puzzles persist a year after virus surfaced

Much is unknown: the animal source, how the virus jumps to or among people, clinical variables, etc.

Nov 18, 2013

Nov 18, 2013
Kuwait Towers with Kuwaiti flag

WHO confirms Kuwait's MERS cases; Spain cites new case

The WHO today confirmed the first two MERS cases in Kuwait, and Spain may have a new case.

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.

Dec 30, 2013

Dec 30, 2013
Camel with rider

Qatar says MERS-CoV-infected camels now virus-free

A camel herd in Qatar that had MERS-CoV infections tied to human cases seems to be free of the virus.

Jun 25, 2013

Jun 25, 2013

News Scan for Jun 25, 2013

MERS update
More hepatitis A cases
H7N7 in Germany
Sinusitis guidelines
Valley fever in prisons
Hepatitis C screening

Aug 05, 2013

Aug 05, 2013

News Scan for Aug 05, 2013

MERS cluster profiled
Polio vaccination in Israel
H5N3 detected in Taiwan
H5N1 in Nepal, India

Aug 09, 2013

Aug 09, 2013

News Scan for Aug 09, 2013

Response to camel MERS study
MERS-CoV tests on animal samples
Cyclospora update
Malaria vaccine trial
Salmonella in baby poultry

Aug 20, 2013

Aug 20, 2013

News Scan for Aug 20, 2013

MERS in Qatar
Cyclospora update
H7N9, H5N1 compared
Obesity-flu link
H5N1 outbreak in Cambodia

Sep 24, 2013

Sep 24, 2013

News Scan for Sep 24, 2013

MERS-CoV research wanted
Hepatitis A berry outbreak
H5N1 outbreaks in Nepal
Land use and disease

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