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Jul 15, 2013

Jul 15, 2013
Signs and buildings in Abu Dhabi, UAE

WHO to assess UAE MERS case, reconvene panel

United Arab Emirates officials have invited WHO experts to help assess the nation's first local MERS case.

Jul 18, 2013

Jul 18, 2013
Muslim doctor and nurse

Four more MERS cases cited in UAE, 2 in Saudi Arabia

Six more MERS cases were reported today, including four in UAE healthcare workers.

Dec 02, 2013

Dec 02, 2013
MERS-CoV

MERS-CoV: UAE reports cases, Qatar finds infected camels

MERS-CoV has struck three family members, one fatally, and was found in camels linked to patients.

Dec 04, 2013

Dec 04, 2013
WHO headquarters building

WHO panel: No MERS-CoV emergency yet

The WHO's emergency committee decided not to call MERS a public health emergency at this point.

Dec 31, 2013

Dec 31, 2013
Sharjah, UAE, mosque

WHO reports UAE MERS case, confirms 5 Saudi cases

The wife of a MERS patient from UAE tests positive, and the WHO confirms five Saudi cases.

Jan 03, 2014

Jan 03, 2014
camel in desert

Study: MERS-CoV-like virus was in camels in 2003

Researchers say that MERS-CoV, or a closely related virus, existed in camels in the UAE in 2003.

Mar 12, 2014

Mar 12, 2014
Abu Dhabi skyline

MERS case reported in UAE man who owns camels

The man owns a farm and is hospitalized. The WHO also confirmed 2 other cases.

Mar 20, 2014

Mar 20, 2014
Kuwait map

Five new MERS cases reported in 3 countries

The 5 cases were in Kuwait, the UAE, and Saudi Arabia; 2 proved fatal; and 1 involved contact with camels.

Apr 08, 2014

Apr 08, 2014
Hospital Emergency Department entrance

Saudi hospital MERS cases prompt temporary ER closure

A Saudi emergency department was closed for disinfection over MERS concerns after recent cases.

Apr 10, 2014

Apr 10, 2014
Map of Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia confirms 3 new MERS cases

The patients are all from Jeddah; the WHO, meanwhile, confirmed 5 other cases.

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