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Dec 30, 2015

Dec 30, 2015
Saudi Arabia map

Saudi Arabia reports MERS case near recent cluster

As officials note an illness in Unaizah, UAE scientists detail a fatal case involving a pregnant woman.

Sep 09, 2015

Sep 09, 2015
Magnified DNA

As Saudi MERS total grows, study hints at increased transmissibility

With 2 new Saudi cases, results of a gene study hint at enhanced transmissibility.

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 26, 2015

Jun 26, 2015

News Scan for Jun 26, 2015

Ebola rapid test
Asymptomatic MERS in UAE
EV-C105 and flaccid paralysis
Cholera on Hispaniola

Jun 16, 2015

Jun 16, 2015
MERS virus particles

MERS case confirmed in UAE, death in Saudi Arabia

In addition to the new UAE case, the WHO provided new details on 3 MERS cases in Saudi Arabia.

Jun 10, 2015

Jun 10, 2015

News Scan for Jun 10, 2015

Mideast MERS cases
More H7N9 in China
Effect of rotavirus vaccine
Acid suppression and C diff
Vaccine exemptions
Zika virus alert

Jun 09, 2015

Jun 09, 2015

South Korea reports 8 more MERS cases, 1 fatal

Multiple hospital visits could be fueling the spread, and early genetic tests show no worrisome signs.

Jun 08, 2015

Jun 08, 2015
Korean woman with mask

Korean MERS outbreak total spikes to 87

Many of the newest cases represent third-tier illnesses detected at additional hospitals. Korea has named 24 involved hospitals.

Jun 03, 2015

Jun 03, 2015
ICU patient

Five more South Korean MERS cases lift total to 35

The WHO said little is known about virus spread in the outbreak but noted transmission is more common in health settings.

May 26, 2015

May 26, 2015
Korean doctors

South Korea, Saudi Arabia confirm more MERS cases

South Korea has 2 more MERS cases—5 total—and Saudi Arabia reports 4 new infections.

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