News & Perspective

Feb 09, 2016

Feb 09, 2016
Fever thermometer

Late start to Northern Hemisphere flu season feels strong H1N1 impact

The CDC said it has also received recent reports of severe flu infections linked to 2009 H1N1 in young- and middle-aged adults.

Oct 21, 2015

Oct 21, 2015
MERS particle

Riyadh MERS cluster grows; ECDC weighs Jordan risk

The new Riyadh case bears similarities to several recent cases among a group of female roommates who work as janitors.

Aug 28, 2015

Aug 28, 2015
Blood transfusion

Riyadh, Jordan each report 2 new MERS cases

Three of the four new cases appear to involve contact with other patients, and the ECDC issues a risk assessment.

Feb 25, 2015

Feb 25, 2015

News Scan for Feb 25, 2015

New MERS case, study
Measles surge in Europe
Group B mening vaccine

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.

Feb 11, 2013

Feb 11, 2013

Novel coronavirus case in UK raises global total to 10

(CIDRAP News) – A 60-year-old British man is under intensive care in a UK hospital for both a novel coronavirus (CoV) infection and influenza, marking the 10th known illness caused by the novel virus, European and British authorities reported today.

Dec 21, 2012

Dec 21, 2012

WHO: Jordan cluster hints at milder coronavirus cases

(CIDRAP News) – The World Health Organization (WHO) says its recent investigation of illnesses associated with two confirmed novel coronavirus (CoV) infections in Jordan suggests that some cases can be relatively mild and that investigators are now more suspicious that the cluster involved person-to-person transmission.

Dec 11, 2012

Dec 11, 2012

New coronavirus can infect cells from multiple species

(CIDRAP News) – Experiments on the novel coronavirus that has infected patients from three Middle Eastern countries show that the receptor it uses to infect human cells is different from the one used by its relative the SARS virus and that it can infect cells from a range of animals, according to a study released today.

Dec 10, 2012

Dec 10, 2012

ECDC updates risk assessment for novel coronavirus

(CIDRAP News) – The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) today announced an update of its risk assessment on novel coronavirus, which takes into account the possibility of human-to-human spread, the wider geographic area where infections occurred, and risks the virus may pose to healthcare workers.

Dec 03, 2012

Dec 03, 2012

Jordan calls novel coronavirus cases isolated

(CIDRAP News) – Following the recent retrospective confirmation of two fatal infections with a novel coronavirus (CoV) in Jordan, the Jordanian health ministry said no more such cases have surfaced in the country since April, according to media reports.

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