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Aug 08, 2013

Aug 08, 2013
Dromedary camel

Blood study suggests camels could be MERS-CoV carriers

Researchers find evidence that camels have been exposed to MERS-CoV or a close relative.

Jul 26, 2013

Jul 26, 2013
Hospitalized patient

Study outlines how MERS and SARS are alike, differ

More MERS patients had preexisting health problems and were much more likely to die.

Jul 22, 2013

Jul 22, 2013
Saudi man and camel

OIE downplays camels as possible MERS-CoV source

The OIE says there is little evidence of a link between camels and MERS-CoV cases.

Jul 09, 2013

Jul 09, 2013
Arab woman with veil

WHO sees changing pattern in recent MERS cases

Recent MERS cases have featured less severe symptoms, younger patients, and more females.

Jul 08, 2013

Jul 08, 2013
Electron micrograph of MERS-CoV

More MERS cases reported; WHO names emergency panel

A new MERS-CoV Saudi case and two deaths were reported as the WHO named 15 experts to its emergency panel.

Jun 19, 2013

Jun 19, 2013
An electron micrograph of a thin section of MERS-CoV

Report: Saudi MERS hospital outbreak had some SARS-like traits

A study of a recent outbreak of MERS-CoV reveals that the virus spread in three hospitals and that some patients transmit it more than others.

Jun 06, 2013

Jun 06, 2013

Italians test negative for MERS-CoV

An Italian health official reported today that 20 people who had contact with MERS-CoV (Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus) patients in Italy have tested negative for the virus, while a US company announced it has made a potential vaccine for the novel pathogen.

May 29, 2013

May 29, 2013

More MERS-CoV deaths reported as clusters are profiled

(CIDRAP News) – Another Saudi Arabian has been infected with the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV), while six others whose illnesses were previously announced have died, Saudi Arabian authorities and the World Health Organization announced today.

May 23, 2013

May 23, 2013

Limits on use of samples said to delay MERS-CoV efforts

(CIDRAP News) – World Health Organization (WHO) officials and others at the World Health Assembly (WHA) complained today that restrictions on the use of virus samples are delaying the investigation of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV), according to news service reports.

May 14, 2013

May 14, 2013

Six new Saudi coronavirus cases include 2 health workers

(CIDRAP News) – Two healthcare workers are among six new novel coronavirus (nCoV) cases reported in Saudi Arabia since late yesterday, suggesting that the virus might have spread from infected patients to hospital staff members.

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