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Dec 12, 2013

Dec 12, 2013
Adult camel with young

Jordanian, Saudi camels have MERS-CoV-like antibodies

The camels were found to have antibodies to the virus or a close relative.

Nov 08, 2013

Nov 08, 2013
Map of Syria

Syria's polio outbreak prompts huge Mideast immunization drive

The outbreak has spurred plans to vaccinate 20 million children in seven countries.

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.

Jun 19, 2013

Jun 19, 2013
Negative stain electron microscopy of a MERS-CoV particle

CDC expert reports some anomalies in Jordan MERS cases

Eight Jordanians who had MERS-CoV infections more than a year ago didn't quite match the profile of more recent cases.

Jun 17, 2013

Jun 17, 2013
Transmission electron micrograph of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus

MERS cases, deaths climb; study examines viral loads

Saudi Arabia reported three more MERS-CoV cases and four more deaths yesterday, raising the global tally to 64 cases and 38 deaths.

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 30, 2013

May 30, 2013

CDC to test samples from Jordan for MERS-CoV

(CIDRAP News) – Jordan's health ministry has sent 124 respiratory samples it collected from suspected Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) cases, none of which appear to be recent infections, to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for testing, the agency said today.

May 22, 2013

May 22, 2013

New MERS-CoV case reported as puzzles persist

(CIDRAP News) – Saudi Arabia reported today that a foreigner died yesterday of a MERS-CoV (Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus) infection, while health officials in Jordan offered new details—some of them puzzling—about a hospital cluster of cases that occurred there in April 2012.

May 20, 2013

May 20, 2013

Coronavirus cases, deaths reported in Tunisia, Saudi Arabia

(CIDRAP News) – A media report today said the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) has reached Tunisia, killing one man and infecting two of his relatives, while Saudi Arabia has reported another death and a new case since May 17.

May 15, 2013

May 15, 2013

WHO: Sick health workers were exposed to coronavirus patients

(CIDRAP News) – The World Health Organization (WHO) confirmed today that two healthcare workers in Saudi Arabia who are sick with the novel coronavirus (nCoV) had been exposed to infected patients, marking the first time the virus apparently followed that pathway.

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