News & Perspective

Sep 11, 2015

Sep 11, 2015
Medina pilgrims

Three new Saudi MERS cases hint at Medina hospital cluster

Medina cases are a worry, given the throngs of Hajj pilgrims visiting holy sites.

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 31, 2015

Aug 31, 2015
Nurses station

Eleven more MERS cases in Saudi Arabia, 2 in Jordan

New reports indicate hospital MERS outbreaks in both Saudi Arabia and Jordan.

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.

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.

Aug 26, 2015

Aug 26, 2015
Jordan map

Jordan reports travel-linked MERS case, Riyadh outbreak total grows

In addition, a new WHO update details 29 recent cases from Riyadh, 24 of them connected to a large hospital outbreak.

Feb 25, 2015

Feb 25, 2015

News Scan for Feb 25, 2015

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

Dec 29, 2014

Dec 29, 2014

News Scan for Dec 29, 2014

MERS-CoV in Jordan, Saudi Arabia
Caramel apple recalls

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