News & Perspective

Aug 28, 2013

Aug 28, 2013
WHO headquarters in Geneva

Saudi Arabia cites 2 MERS cases; WHO confirms 8 earlier ones

Saudi Arabia announced two new MERS cases, one fatal, as the WHO recognized eight recent ones.

Aug 23, 2013

Aug 23, 2013

Global MERS count tops 100 with latest from Saudi Arabia

The country's Ministry of Health reports three more cases, although total counts from various sources are conflicting.

Aug 22, 2013

Aug 22, 2013
Electron micrograph of MERS-CoV

Saudis cite 2 more MERS cases; Italian cluster profiled

New cases and a death in the Riyadh region were reported, as well as in a man in Florence who apparently transmitted MERS to a niece and co-worker.

Aug 21, 2013

Aug 21, 2013
Taphozous perforatus bat

MERS-CoV found in bat; hunt for other sources goes on

Strong evidence that a bat from Saudi Arabia is the virus's natural reservoir.

Aug 13, 2013

Aug 13, 2013
Mecca pilgrims

CDC tweaks MERS guidance; WHO notes fewer exported cases

The CDC changed its criteria on whom should be tested, as the WHO and ECDC issued updates.

Aug 08, 2013

Aug 08, 2013
Dromedary camel

Blood study suggests camels could be MERS-CoV carriers

Researchers find evidence that camels have been exposed to MERS-CoV or a close relative.

Aug 07, 2013

Aug 07, 2013
Saudi flag

Report profiles mild MERS cases in Saudi nurses

Mild cases in seven nurses show the disease isn't always severe.

Aug 01, 2013

Aug 01, 2013
MERS-CoV micrograph

Saudi Arabia announces three new MERS cases

Three women in Saudi Arabia have contracted MERS; two of them are health workers.

Jul 26, 2013

Jul 26, 2013
Hospitalized patient

Study outlines how MERS and SARS are alike, differ

More MERS patients had preexisting health problems and were much more likely to die.

Jul 25, 2013

Jul 25, 2013
Hajj pilgrims

WHO issues MERS travel advice; new case reported

Would-be pilgrims to Saudi Arabia who have chronic conditions should consult a health provider, the WHO says.

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