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Jul 16, 2019

Jul 16, 2019
MERS virus

WHO notes clusters in recent MERS cases, unveils environmental sampling guide

In another development, Saudi Arabia today reported one new illness, which involves a man from Riyadh.

Jul 09, 2019

Jul 09, 2019
Camel head

Data show MERS cases, deaths on decline since 2016

As many as 1,465 cases and 293 to 520 deaths from MERS-CoV may have been averted.

May 28, 2019

May 28, 2019
Bactrian camel and handler

Six new Saudi MERS cases as study shows virus infecting Bactrian camels

The Bactrian camels had similar infection and shedding patterns as dromedaries.

May 07, 2019

May 07, 2019
Piglet in person's arms

Feds cite flu, Salmonella, MERS, Lyme among zoonotic threats

Other high-priority diseases include West Nile, plague, rabies, and brucellosis.

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.

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.

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