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Dec 11, 2014

Dec 11, 2014

News Scan for Dec 11, 2014

Testing horses for MERS-CoV
Plague through the years

Jul 14, 2014

Jul 14, 2014
Cameleer and camel

WHO: 3 of 9 MERS patients had camel exposure

The WHO filled in details on 7 recently reported cases in Saudi Arabia and 2 in the UAE.

Jul 10, 2014

Jul 10, 2014
Satellite view of Middle East

Saudi Arabia, UAE report more MERS cases

UAE's 2 new cases are the first reported there since mid-June.

Jun 23, 2014

Jun 23, 2014

Polio Scan for Jun 23, 2014

Polio virus in Brazilian sewage
Polio cases in Pakistan, Afghanistan
Vaccination drive in Iraq
UAE-sponsored vaccination

Jun 18, 2014

Jun 18, 2014
Mecca pilgrims

With MERS threat, Morocco advises against Hajj

Morocco's health minister advises Muslims in his country not to go on pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia.

Jun 13, 2014

Jun 13, 2014
WHO headquarters

Over 25% of recent Saudi MERS patients were health workers

The WHO offers new info on 402 Saudi MERS cases reported in the past 2 months.

Jun 06, 2014

Jun 06, 2014
Abu Dhabi mosque

WHO: Infection control gaps helped fuel UAE MERS surge

Several factors contributed, the WHO says, while experts call for case-control studies.

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 15, 2014

May 15, 2014
Flag over Amman, Jordan

Dutch, Saudi, Jordan reports boost MERS tally

Reports involve a 2nd Dutch case, 3 Saudi ones, and 7 retrospectively confirmed cases in Jordan.

May 14, 2014

May 14, 2014
Globe and stethoscope

WHO raises MERS concerns, holds off on declaring emergency

A WHO panel said the threat still does not qualify as a global public health emergency.

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