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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.

Jan 03, 2014

Jan 03, 2014
camel in desert

Study: MERS-CoV-like virus was in camels in 2003

Researchers say that MERS-CoV, or a closely related virus, existed in camels in the UAE in 2003.

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