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.

Jan 25, 2016

Jan 25, 2016

Flu Scan for Jan 25, 2016

US avian flu plan
More H5N1 in Nigeria
Flu still high in Mideast

Oct 01, 2015

Oct 01, 2015
Hospital patient's hands

Jordan, Saudi Arabia report more MERS cases

Two of four Jordan cases involve health workers, and contact info in a Riyadh case is being probed.

Sep 28, 2015

Sep 28, 2015

Hajj winds down amid few new Saudi MERS detections

A case update from the WHO showed a variety of exposure types, with some unknown.

Sep 21, 2015

Sep 21, 2015
Hajj crowds

Saudi Arabia, Jordan report more MERS as Hajj begins

Medical coverage for the Hajj includes enlisting 25,000 extra health workers and 8 earmarked hospitals.

Sep 18, 2015

Sep 18, 2015
Hospital stretcher

One new Saudi MERS illness as WHO details previous cases

The 22 recent Saudi patients noted by the WHO include 8 health workers, and Jordan's outbreak involves 2 girls.

Sep 10, 2015

Sep 10, 2015
Nurses station

Saudi Arabia, Jordan report more MERS cases

Also, a WHO roundup of 25 recent Saudi cases hints at the types of virus exposure some hospital patients had.

Sep 08, 2015

Sep 08, 2015
ICU room

Saudi, Jordan MERS cases rise as WHO gives outbreak details

Saudi Arabia has had 18 MERS cases since Sep 4, 15 of them in Riyadh.

Sep 01, 2015

Sep 01, 2015
Hospital gurney

WHO confirms hospital MERS outbreak in Jordan

Also, Saudi officials reported four more cases from Riyadh, and South Korea announced new prevention steps in the wake of its outbreak.

Aug 27, 2015

Aug 27, 2015
Respirator

Jordan reports another MERS case, Riyadh cases rise by six

In a related development, the WHO provided more details on 13 recent Saudi cases, 12 with hospital-outbreak links.

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