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Sep 12, 2018

Sep 12, 2018
Check-in at Incheon International Airport

WHO details South Korea's imported MERS case

All 21 close contacts of a recent Korean MERS case are asymptomatic, the agency says.

Dec 29, 2017

Dec 29, 2017

News Scan for Dec 29, 2017

UAE screening finds MERS case
Polio in Pakistan and DRC
More avian flu outbreaks in 5 countries

Jul 17, 2017

Jul 17, 2017

News Scan for Jul 17, 2017

Cyclospora in Texas
Non-prudent abx use in Europe
MERS super spreader
Smallpox vaccine deal

Oct 05, 2016

Oct 05, 2016

News Scan for Oct 05, 2016

H5N1 in UAE, Nigeria
MERS sample mishandling
US Burkholderia cepacia outbreak
NICU respiratory infections

Aug 11, 2015

Aug 11, 2015
Camel truck

New findings build case for camel-human MERS transmission

Also, Saudi authorities reported four more cases in a steadily growing Riyadh outbreak.

Jun 09, 2015

Jun 09, 2015

South Korea reports 8 more MERS cases, 1 fatal

Multiple hospital visits could be fueling the spread, and early genetic tests show no worrisome signs.

Jun 08, 2015

Jun 08, 2015
Korean woman with mask

Korean MERS outbreak total spikes to 87

Many of the newest cases represent third-tier illnesses detected at additional hospitals. Korea has named 24 involved hospitals.

Jun 03, 2015

Jun 03, 2015
ICU patient

Five more South Korean MERS cases lift total to 35

The WHO said little is known about virus spread in the outbreak but noted transmission is more common in health settings.

May 26, 2015

May 26, 2015
Korean doctors

South Korea, Saudi Arabia confirm more MERS cases

South Korea has 2 more MERS cases—5 total—and Saudi Arabia reports 4 new infections.

May 20, 2015

May 20, 2015
South Korea map

South Korea has its first MERS case; UAE finds 2

MERS has reached South Korea for the first time, and the UAE has identified 2 asymptomatic cases.

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