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Mar 12, 2019

Mar 12, 2019

MERS-CoV infects 2 more in Saudi Arabia, 102 this year

Fifty-seven cases are linked to the outbreak in Wadi ad-Dawasir.

Mar 04, 2019

Mar 04, 2019
Oman map

Oman reports second MERS cluster, 8 new cases, 2 deaths

Also, the virus sickened four more people in Saudi Arabia over the past few days, three from Riyadh.

Feb 26, 2019

Feb 26, 2019
Blurry doctor in ICU

WHO says 2 events boosted Saudi hospital MERS outbreak

One MERS transmission event occurred in the ER, then a second patient spurred ICU spread.

Feb 11, 2019

Feb 11, 2019
MERS virus

Saudi MERS total grows; WHO details Oman cluster

The 5 recent Omani cases involve women from North Batinah governorate who lived in the same household.

Feb 08, 2019

Feb 08, 2019
contact precautions

Saudi Arabia reports more MERS in Wadi ad-Dawasir outbreak

Transmission can be amplified in health settings when early cases aren't identified and isolated early and when proper infection prevention controls aren't in place.

Feb 04, 2019

Feb 04, 2019
Finger with pulse oximeter

Saudi Arabia, Oman report more MERS cases

Saudi Arabia has now logged 22 MERS cases in 2019, and at least 4 new cases in Wadi ad-Dawasir were acquired in a healthcare facility.

Jan 03, 2019

Jan 03, 2019
Gurney in hospital corridor blurred

Korean experts weigh adding diarrhea to MERS criteria

The most recent imported case to South Korea involved diarrhea but no fever and few respiratory symptoms at first.

Nov 01, 2018

Nov 01, 2018
Camel with rider

WHO details 8 recent Saudi MERS cases, 3 deaths

Three were hospital contacts in a hospital in Dammam, and two were household contacts in Riyadh.

Oct 03, 2018

Oct 03, 2018
Camel handler

New Saudi MERS illness as WHO profiles recent cases

Of 32 Saudi MERS cases over the summer, 12 were part of illness clusters.

Aug 08, 2018

Aug 08, 2018
Veterinarian drawing blood from a camel

WHO highlights ongoing hospital MERS outbreak threat

The report covers 189 cases confirmed since the last assessment a year ago.

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