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Nov 22, 2013

Nov 22, 2013
Camel and goats

WHO: Humans, animals both likely fueling MERS spread

The WHO says MERS is likely sustained by both human-to-human spread and infection from animals.

Nov 18, 2013

Nov 18, 2013
Kuwait Towers with Kuwaiti flag

WHO confirms Kuwait's MERS cases; Spain cites new case

The WHO today confirmed the first two MERS cases in Kuwait, and Spain may have a new case.

Nov 07, 2013

Nov 07, 2013
Airplane landing

Spanish MERS case triggers flight contact tracing

Officials give new details and outline efforts to identify fellow Jeddah-to-Madrid passengers.

Nov 06, 2013

Nov 06, 2013
Spain map

Spain reports MERS-CoV in returning Hajj traveler

Spain's first MERS case was confirmed in a woman who spent October in Saudi Arabia.

Sep 23, 2013

Sep 23, 2013

News Scan for Sep 23, 2013

Ebbing flu vaccine effectiveness
MRSA increase in kids
Group decries poultry inspection program

Aug 08, 2013

Aug 08, 2013
Dromedary camel

Blood study suggests camels could be MERS-CoV carriers

Researchers find evidence that camels have been exposed to MERS-CoV or a close relative.

Apr 24, 2013

Apr 24, 2013

MRSA dropping in hospitals; elsewhere, not so much

(CIDRAP News) – The latest data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggest that hospitals have cut their incidence of invasive methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections in half since 2005, but the decline in community-associated MRSA infections has been far more modest.

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