News & Perspective

Oct 04, 2012

Oct 04, 2012

UK experts share new details on novel coronavirus case

Clinicians and scientists in the United Kingdom who are treating a Qatari man infected with a novel coronavirus issued new reports on their investigations today, with fresh details such as that the man had indirect exposure to camels and sheep in his home country.

May 08, 2013

May 08, 2013

WHO voices coronavirus concern; France has first case

(CIDRAP News) – France reported its first case of novel coronavirus (nCoV) illness today, while the World Health Organization (WHO) voiced concern over the cluster of 13 recent cases in Saudi Arabia, saying answers to the virus's many mysteries are urgently needed.

May 24, 2013

May 24, 2013

Saudis to send animal samples to US in MERS-CoV probe

(CIDRAP News) – Saudi Arabian officials announced today that they plan to send animal samples to the United States as part of the hunt for the source of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV), and also reported that testing of scores of human samples has revealed no new cases in the past 2 days.

Jun 17, 2014

Jun 17, 2014
Airliner in clouds

WHO panel still sees no MERS emergency

WHO experts stressed the importance of basic infection control measures to prevent the spread of MERS-CoV. 

Feb 17, 2015

Feb 17, 2015

News Scan for Feb 17, 2015

US measles cases rise
5 new Saudi MERS cases
More H7N9 in China
Botulism in heroin users

May 08, 2015

May 08, 2015
Camels at a racetrack

Iran reports MERS case; camel workers at increased risk

Iran reports its first case since last July as the CDC posts an alert for upcoming travel to Saudi Arabia.

Jun 28, 2016

Jun 28, 2016

News Scan for Jun 28, 2016

Saudi MERS cases
2009 H1N1 origins in Mexico
WHO health emergency head
Strategic National Stockpile report

Dec 21, 2017

Dec 21, 2017

News Scan for Dec 21, 2017

Saudi MERS case
Legionella in cooling towers
1 million cholera cases
Measles in England, Greece

Feb 13, 2018

Feb 13, 2018

News Scan for Feb 13, 2018

Trump budget proposal
Lassa fever response
Saudi Arabia MERS
UK lab accidents
Pneumonia in opioid users

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