News & Perspective

Sep 12, 2017

Sep 12, 2017
ICU patient

MERS mortality linked to age, illness severity, hospital infection

In addition, Oman reports its first MERS case of the year, in a middle-aged man.

Aug 17, 2017

Aug 17, 2017
Hospital ward

WHO details recent Saudi MERS hospital outbreak

In a report on an imported case from 2015, Thai researchers spelled out some of the clinial and lab challenges in diagnosing MERS-CoV.

Sep 02, 2016

Sep 02, 2016

ASP Scan (Weekly) for Sep 02, 2016

CRE cases in Wisconsin
ASP intervention in C diff patients
Antibiotic prescribing by dentists
Incentives for antibiotic development
Polymyxin resistance in Brazil
Antibiotic resistance and childbirth
MCR-1 on the Arabian Peninsula
Drug-resistant fungal infections

Aug 29, 2016

Aug 29, 2016

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Aug 29, 2016

MCR-1 on the Arabian Peninsula
Drug-resistant fungal infections

Jan 25, 2016

Jan 25, 2016
Thailand map

Thailand reports imported MERS case; Saudi Arabia notes 2

For the 2nd time in 7 months, Thailand has reported a case in a traveler from Oman.

Jan 04, 2016

Jan 04, 2016
Camel head

Oman reports MERS case as WHO details 4 in Saudi Arabia

Oman's case is its seventh, while the Saudi cases reflect typical exposure patterns.

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 01, 2015

Jun 01, 2015
Saudi map

Saudis report 6 more MERS cases; Oman notes 1

The eastern Saudi city of Hofuf has had 6 cases in 3 days, while Oman reports its 6th case.

Jan 23, 2015

Jan 23, 2015

News Scan for Jan 23, 2015

FDA OK's 2nd meningococcal B vaccine
MERS case in Oman

Jan 16, 2015

Jan 16, 2015
Camel

Saudi Arabia reports MERS deaths; WHO posts case details

Saudi Arabia reports 2 MERS deaths, and the WHO details 3 Saudi, 2 Omani cases.

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