News & Perspective

Sep 18, 2013

Sep 18, 2013
Lab worker

WHO revises testing guidance for MERS-CoV

Amid reports of 3 new cases, the WHO today posted revised recommendations on MERS lab testing.

Sep 17, 2013

Sep 17, 2013
Manila, Philippines, skyline

Report: Filipino nurse in Saudi Arabia died of MERS

Officials said today that a 41-year-old Filipino nurse who worked in Saudi Arabia has died of MERS.

Sep 11, 2013

Sep 11, 2013
Camels and men in desert

Eight new Saudi cases push global MERS total to 130

The new cases all  involved contact with previously confirmed case-patients.

Sep 09, 2013

Sep 09, 2013
Saudi Arabia map

Officials report 8 new Saudi MERS cases, 3 fatal

Saudi Arabia has now reported 12 cases in 3 days, and experts show mixed levels of concern.

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 05, 2013

Sep 05, 2013
Camels

Study reveals more signs of MERS-CoV in camels

Blood tests indicate that many Middle East camels may have been exposed to MERS-CoV.

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.

Aug 30, 2013

Aug 30, 2013
Bat flock

Questions raised about MERS-CoV bat report

Several virologists have questioned the report of a MERS virus fragment found in a Saudi bat sample.

Aug 30, 2013
Camels at sunset

WHO notes four latest Saudi MERS cases

The WHO confirmed four MERS cases in Saudi Arabia, raising the global tally to 108 cases and 50 deaths.

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.

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