News & Perspective

Dec 19, 2013

Dec 19, 2013

Flu Scan for Dec 19, 2013

WHO on H10N8 death
Pandemic vaccine narcolepsy clues

Oct 31, 2013

Oct 31, 2013

Flu Scan for Oct 31, 2013

H7N9 and live-bird markets
H5N1 in Cambodia
H1N1 vaccine acceptance
Pandemic flu admissions in Canada

Oct 30, 2013

Oct 30, 2013
Al-Jalali fort and Sultan's Palace in Old Muscat, Oman

MERS case reported in Oman; French case ruled out

Oman becomes the 5th Middle East nation with a MERS case, as France rules out one.

Oct 29, 2013

Oct 29, 2013
French flags in front of Eiffel Tower

France cites likely MERS case; WHO notes Qatar case

France today reported a probable MERS case in a recent traveler to Saudi Arabia.

Oct 10, 2013

Oct 10, 2013
Hajj in Mecca

Survey: MERS advice for high-risk Hajj pilgrims often ignored

Pre-Hajj survey finds that at-risk French pilgrims aren't cancelling plans because of MERS.

Aug 01, 2013

Aug 01, 2013

News Scan for Aug 01, 2013

US kindergarten vaccination
NDM-1 in France
H5N1 in Nepal
Rabies in Taiwan

Jun 13, 2013

Jun 13, 2013
An electron micrograph of a thin section of MERS-CoV, showing the spherical particles and cross-sections through the viral nucleocapsid.

MERS-CoV vigilance rises in US

The CDC said today that more than 30 US patients have been tested for MERS-CoV, as clinicians asked about criteria for emergency room testing.

May 31, 2013

May 31, 2013

Italy resident has MERS after trip to Jordan

(CIDRAP News) – Italy announced its first Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) case today, in a man who recently spent time in Jordan, site of the first known MERS illnesses, according to media reports.

May 29, 2013

May 29, 2013

More MERS-CoV deaths reported as clusters are profiled

(CIDRAP News) – Another Saudi Arabian has been infected with the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV), while six others whose illnesses were previously announced have died, Saudi Arabian authorities and the World Health Organization announced today.

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