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Nov 06, 2017

Nov 06, 2017

MERS infects 3 more in Saudi Arabia, 1 in Oman

All three of the Saudi patients are from Riyadh, but none of them are known to have had recent contact with camels.

Oct 30, 2017

Oct 30, 2017

MERS sickens 4 more in Saudi Arabia

The cases were reported in different areas of the country, though two are from the same city.

Oct 09, 2017

Oct 09, 2017

Camel contact common in recent Saudi MERS cases

Many Saudi MERS-CoV cases still involve contact with camels or drinking raw camel milk.

Sep 12, 2017

Sep 12, 2017
ICU patient

MERS mortality linked to age, illness severity, hospital infection

In addition, Oman reports its first MERS case of the year, in a middle-aged man.

Aug 28, 2017

Aug 28, 2017

Saudi Arabia, UAE report MERS cases days before hajj

The annual Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca begins on Wednesday.

Aug 17, 2017

Aug 17, 2017
Hospital ward

WHO details recent Saudi MERS hospital outbreak

In a report on an imported case from 2015, Thai researchers spelled out some of the clinial and lab challenges in diagnosing MERS-CoV.

Aug 08, 2017

Aug 08, 2017
hospital care

MERS infects 7 more in Saudi Arabia, some part of hospital cluster

So far nine cases have been reported in the cluster, though illness reports continue from other parts of Saudi Arabia.

Aug 07, 2017

Aug 07, 2017
MERS virus

Health worker among 5 new Saudi MERS cases

In other developments, a WHO risk assessment covering events through July said three recent Riyadh hospital outbreaks are over.

Jul 25, 2017

Jul 25, 2017
Surgeon with IV

WHO: Hospital outbreaks underscore MERS challenges

Lack of early identification and not using infection protocols fuel spread.

Jul 03, 2017

Jul 03, 2017
MERS virus

Lebanon reports imported MERS case; virus sickens 1 more in Saudi Arabia

In other MERS-CoV news, following a surge of hospital-related cases from Riyadh, new cases in Saudi Arabia seem to be slowing, with one illness reported over the past 6 days.

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