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Feb 09, 2016

Feb 09, 2016
Fever thermometer

Late start to Northern Hemisphere flu season feels strong H1N1 impact

The CDC said it has also received recent reports of severe flu infections linked to 2009 H1N1 in young- and middle-aged adults.

Oct 21, 2015

Oct 21, 2015
MERS particle

Riyadh MERS cluster grows; ECDC weighs Jordan risk

The new Riyadh case bears similarities to several recent cases among a group of female roommates who work as janitors.

Oct 01, 2015

Oct 01, 2015
Hospital patient's hands

Jordan, Saudi Arabia report more MERS cases

Two of four Jordan cases involve health workers, and contact info in a Riyadh case is being probed.

Sep 28, 2015

Sep 28, 2015

Hajj winds down amid few new Saudi MERS detections

A case update from the WHO showed a variety of exposure types, with some unknown.

Sep 21, 2015

Sep 21, 2015
Hajj crowds

Saudi Arabia, Jordan report more MERS as Hajj begins

Medical coverage for the Hajj includes enlisting 25,000 extra health workers and 8 earmarked hospitals.

Sep 18, 2015

Sep 18, 2015
Hospital stretcher

One new Saudi MERS illness as WHO details previous cases

The 22 recent Saudi patients noted by the WHO include 8 health workers, and Jordan's outbreak involves 2 girls.

Sep 11, 2015

Sep 11, 2015
Medina pilgrims

Three new Saudi MERS cases hint at Medina hospital cluster

Medina cases are a worry, given the throngs of Hajj pilgrims visiting holy sites.

Sep 10, 2015

Sep 10, 2015
Nurses station

Saudi Arabia, Jordan report more MERS cases

Also, a WHO roundup of 25 recent Saudi cases hints at the types of virus exposure some hospital patients had.

Sep 08, 2015

Sep 08, 2015
ICU room

Saudi, Jordan MERS cases rise as WHO gives outbreak details

Saudi Arabia has had 18 MERS cases since Sep 4, 15 of them in Riyadh.

Sep 01, 2015

Sep 01, 2015
Hospital gurney

WHO confirms hospital MERS outbreak in Jordan

Also, Saudi officials reported four more cases from Riyadh, and South Korea announced new prevention steps in the wake of its outbreak.

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