News & Perspective

Feb 26, 2016

Feb 26, 2016

News Scan for Feb 26, 2016

Saudi MERS cases
Local dengue in Uruguay
MCR-1 in Tunisia
Antibiotics, HUS, and E coli
Polio in Laos

Aug 19, 2014

Aug 19, 2014

News Scan for Aug 19, 2014

Flu evolution in pigs
MERS-CoV in African camels
Lab incident findings
Vaccine-resistant polio
WHO gets large Saudi gift for Iraq

Jun 10, 2014

Jun 10, 2014
MERS-CoV

Report on Tunisian MERS cases shows testing challenges

A report on a 3-case MERS cluster last year highlights diagnostic difficulties.

Sep 06, 2013

Sep 06, 2013
Monastir, Tunisia

Saudi Arabia reports 4 more MERS cases, 2 fatal

Four more MERS cases, two fatal, were reported today  in Saudi Arabia.

May 31, 2013

May 31, 2013

Italy resident has MERS after trip to Jordan

(CIDRAP News) – Italy announced its first Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) case today, in a man who recently spent time in Jordan, site of the first known MERS illnesses, according to media reports.

May 23, 2013

May 23, 2013

Limits on use of samples said to delay MERS-CoV efforts

(CIDRAP News) – World Health Organization (WHO) officials and others at the World Health Assembly (WHA) complained today that restrictions on the use of virus samples are delaying the investigation of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV), according to news service reports.

May 22, 2013

May 22, 2013

New MERS-CoV case reported as puzzles persist

(CIDRAP News) – Saudi Arabia reported today that a foreigner died yesterday of a MERS-CoV (Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus) infection, while health officials in Jordan offered new details—some of them puzzling—about a hospital cluster of cases that occurred there in April 2012.

May 21, 2013

May 21, 2013

WHO expert concerned guest workers could spread coronavirus

(CIDRAP News) – A World Health Organization (WHO) expert has expressed concern that guest workers in the Middle East could carry the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) to India and the Philippines, according to a media report, while a few more details emerged about three Tunisian cases reported yesterday.

May 20, 2013

May 20, 2013

Coronavirus cases, deaths reported in Tunisia, Saudi Arabia

(CIDRAP News) – A media report today said the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) has reached Tunisia, killing one man and infecting two of his relatives, while Saudi Arabia has reported another death and a new case since May 17.

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