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Aug 08, 2018

Aug 08, 2018
Veterinarian drawing blood from a camel

WHO highlights ongoing hospital MERS outbreak threat

The report covers 189 cases confirmed since the last assessment a year ago.

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.

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 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.

May 23, 2014

May 23, 2014
Abu Dhabi skyline

Saudi Arabia, UAE report 6 MERS cases

In addition to the 6 new cases, the FAO calls for an urgent increase in research on MERS-CoV in animals.

May 21, 2014

May 21, 2014
camel racing

MERS-CoV infects four more in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia reported more MERS cases and a death, and Oman found the virus in racing camels.

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