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Apr 11, 2019

Apr 11, 2019
Three camel heads

UAE study finds high MERS seroprevalence in some camel workers

About half of all camel salesmen had MERS-CoV antibodies, and Saudi Arabia reports 3 new cases.

Sep 12, 2018

Sep 12, 2018
Check-in at Incheon International Airport

WHO details South Korea's imported MERS case

All 21 close contacts of a recent Korean MERS case are asymptomatic, the agency says.

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.

Dec 29, 2017

Dec 29, 2017

News Scan for Dec 29, 2017

UAE screening finds MERS case
Polio in Pakistan and DRC
More avian flu outbreaks in 5 countries

Sep 22, 2017

Sep 22, 2017

News Scan for Sep 22, 2017

MERS in UAE
Vaccine-related polio
More chikungunya in France, Italy
Waning flu vaccine protection
H5N8 in South Africa

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 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.

Jun 07, 2017

Jun 07, 2017
Oxygenation

WHO reports 3 Saudi hospital MERS clusters, new cases in UAE, Qatar

Also, the Saudi MOH reports 5 new cases in Riyadh, 4 of which are healthcare-related.

Apr 24, 2017

Apr 24, 2017

News Scan for Apr 24, 2017

MERS in UAE, Saudi Arabia
H7N9 case in China

Jun 21, 2016

Jun 21, 2016
Health worker donning gloves

WHO details Riyadh hospital MERS outbreak as new UAE, Saudi cases noted

The WHO details 20 cases involving the King Khalid University Hospital in Riyadh, and new cases are confirmed in both the UAE and in Jeddah.

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