News & Perspective

Jun 19, 2014

Jun 19, 2014
Tomb of Bibi Pari in Dhaka, Bangladesh

WHO: MERS report in Bangladesh looks like false alarm

Further testing appears to show that a Bangladeshi case reported 4 days ago was not MERS.

Jun 17, 2014

Jun 17, 2014
Airliner in clouds

WHO panel still sees no MERS emergency

WHO experts stressed the importance of basic infection control measures to prevent the spread of MERS-CoV. 

Jun 16, 2014

Jun 16, 2014
Dhaka, Bangladesh

Bangladesh has first MERS case

Bangladesh reported its first MERS-CoV case, and Saudi Arabia has another case, raising its total to 703.