News & Perspective

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.

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 07, 2013

Nov 07, 2013
Airplane landing

Spanish MERS case triggers flight contact tracing

Officials give new details and outline efforts to identify fellow Jeddah-to-Madrid passengers.

Nov 06, 2013

Nov 06, 2013
Spain map

Spain reports MERS-CoV in returning Hajj traveler

Spain's first MERS case was confirmed in a woman who spent October in Saudi Arabia.

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.