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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.

Jun 18, 2018

Jun 18, 2018
Hospital patient

MERS in Saudi Arabia this year includes hospital, household clusters

Exposure in household settings can occur through close unprotected contact when caring for a family member infected with MERS-CoV.

May 31, 2018

May 31, 2018
Stately camel

Cluster of MERS illnesses reported in Saudi family

The first patient got sick after exposure to camels and their milk, and six others contracted the virus in the household setting.

May 07, 2018

May 07, 2018
Camels in Negev Desert

Study: Israeli camels exposed to MERS, but no sign of virus circulation

There was no sign of active MERS-CoV circulation in recent years.

Apr 10, 2018

Apr 10, 2018
Nurse in hospital ward

MERS studies spotlight infections in health workers, kids

Investigators should cast a wide net when testing health workers, new data show.

Mar 05, 2018

Mar 05, 2018
patient care

MERS infects 7 in Saudi Arabia, including 3 in health settings

Updates on the latest Saudi MERS cases show a continued mix of exposures, including healthcare settings and camels.

Feb 15, 2018

Feb 15, 2018
Brown hen

High-path H9N2 infects Ghana poultry, raising concern

H9N2 avian flu typically circulates in birds as a low-pathogenic strain.

Jan 12, 2018

Jan 12, 2018
Saudi Arabia globe

Saudi Arabia reports 3 MERS cases; Malaysia monitors 70 contacts

Contacts of an imported case in Malaysia include others who attended the same Saudi Arabia pilgrimage, the man's family, airline contacts, and health workers.

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