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Dec 30, 2013

Dec 30, 2013
Camel with rider

Qatar says MERS-CoV-infected camels now virus-free

A camel herd in Qatar that had MERS-CoV infections tied to human cases seems to be free of the virus.

Dec 16, 2013

Dec 16, 2013
Camel and handler

Nearly identical MERS-CoV strains found in camels, humans

Camels in Qatar were infected with a MERS-CoV strain nearly identical to that found in two people.

Dec 02, 2013

Dec 02, 2013
MERS-CoV

MERS-CoV: UAE reports cases, Qatar finds infected camels

MERS-CoV has struck three family members, one fatally, and was found in camels linked to patients.

Nov 22, 2013

Nov 22, 2013
Camel and goats

WHO: Humans, animals both likely fueling MERS spread

The WHO says MERS is likely sustained by both human-to-human spread and infection from animals.

Nov 19, 2013

Nov 19, 2013
Riyadh skyline

Saudi Arabia reports 2 more MERS cases

Besides new Saudi cases, a Qatar man has died, and debate continues on the role of camels in transmission.

Nov 14, 2013

Nov 14, 2013

News Scan for Nov 14, 2013

Qatar reports another MERS case
MERS-CoV shell as transmission clues

Nov 11, 2013

Nov 11, 2013
Camels in desert

Reports: MERS-CoV found in Saudi patient's camel

The finding, if confirmed, will mark the first time the virus has clearly been detected in an animal.

Nov 08, 2013

Nov 08, 2013

News Scan for Nov 08, 2013

MERS case in Qatar
Shutdown's impact on food inspections
Herpes vaccine trial

Oct 29, 2013

Oct 29, 2013
French flags in front of Eiffel Tower

France cites likely MERS case; WHO notes Qatar case

France today reported a probable MERS case in a recent traveler to Saudi Arabia.

Oct 28, 2013

Oct 28, 2013
Doha, Qatar

MERS update: 3 more Saudi cases, 1 in Qatar

Saudi Arabia confirmed three more MERS cases, and Qatar reported an asymptomatic one.

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