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Apr 30, 2014

Apr 30, 2014
Graph showing surge

MERS surge continues; April cases top past 2 years' total

The April MERS surge continued, with 16 more cases reported in Saudi Arabia.

Apr 29, 2014

Apr 29, 2014
Mecca Gate in Jeddah

Saudi MERS count grows by 6 as WHO experts arrive

The Saudi count grows to 345, including 105 deaths, as a local medical conference is shelved.

Apr 28, 2014

Apr 28, 2014
King Abdullah Medical Complex in Jeddah

MERS cases keep rising, but no change in virus seen

Saudi Arabia reported 26 cases and Egypt its first, but new sequencing findings showed no major mutations.

Apr 24, 2014

Apr 24, 2014
King Fahd Hospital

WHO sees 'slightly more' MERS spread as 12 new cases cited

As the WHO suggests a slight change in spread, the ECDC calls for higher concern.

Apr 23, 2014

Apr 23, 2014
Desert bloom

Gush of MERS cases sparks speculation about causes

Experts say possibilities include a change in the virus and a seasonal pattern to transmission.

Apr 23, 2014
Mecca sunrise

WHO office sounds alarm as MERS cases push higher

The WHO offered investigation help, with 33 more infections reported in Saudi Arabia and UAE.

Apr 21, 2014

Apr 21, 2014
Saudi Ministry of Health

Saudi Arabia sacks health chief as MERS cases surge

The Saudi MERS count surged by 37 cases and 6 deaths in 3 days, including 21 new cases in Jeddah's outbreak.

Apr 17, 2014

Apr 17, 2014
Nursing baby camel

MERS outbreaks grow; Malaysian case had camel link

Seven cases were added to the Jeddah outbreak in Saudi Arabia, and 3 in the UAE.

Apr 16, 2014

Apr 16, 2014
Kuala Lumpur aerial view

MERS cases reach Far East; Saudi Arabia reports 6 more

The disease has made a long-feared leap outside the Middle East, killing a man in Malaysia and infecting a nurse in the Philippines.

Apr 15, 2014

Apr 15, 2014
UAE map

MERS tallies grow in Jeddah and UAE

A Jeddah outbreak increased by 5 cases, while the WHO reports 10 recent cases in UAE health workers.

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