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Jun 18, 2018

Jun 18, 2018
Hospital patient

MERS in Saudi Arabia this year includes hospital, household clusters

Exposure in household settings can occur through close unprotected contact when caring for a family member infected with MERS-CoV.

May 31, 2018

May 31, 2018
Stately camel

Cluster of MERS illnesses reported in Saudi family

The first patient got sick after exposure to camels and their milk, and six others contracted the virus in the household setting.

May 07, 2018

May 07, 2018
Camels in Negev Desert

Study: Israeli camels exposed to MERS, but no sign of virus circulation

There was no sign of active MERS-CoV circulation in recent years.

Apr 10, 2018

Apr 10, 2018
Nurse in hospital ward

MERS studies spotlight infections in health workers, kids

Investigators should cast a wide net when testing health workers, new data show.

Mar 05, 2018

Mar 05, 2018
patient care

MERS infects 7 in Saudi Arabia, including 3 in health settings

Updates on the latest Saudi MERS cases show a continued mix of exposures, including healthcare settings and camels.

Feb 15, 2018

Feb 15, 2018
Brown hen

High-path H9N2 infects Ghana poultry, raising concern

H9N2 avian flu typically circulates in birds as a low-pathogenic strain.

Jan 12, 2018

Jan 12, 2018
Saudi Arabia globe

Saudi Arabia reports 3 MERS cases; Malaysia monitors 70 contacts

Contacts of an imported case in Malaysia include others who attended the same Saudi Arabia pilgrimage, the man's family, airline contacts, and health workers.

Jan 10, 2018

Jan 10, 2018
Cattle herd

MERS antibody treatment clears phase 1 trial

The therapy, which uses cattle antibodies to treat the virus in humans, has shown to be safe and well-tolerated.

Jan 10, 2018
Mute swan in flight

UK reports H5N6 in wild swans as study assesses live-bird markets

A study shows avian flu virus detections rising in poultry in Cambodian live-bird markets.

Jan 08, 2018

Jan 08, 2018
Mideast map

Iraq, Afghanistan, other nations report avian flu outbreaks

It is Iraq's first H5N8 outbreak since 2016, and Afghanistan's first since 2007.

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