News & Perspective

Jan 08, 2020

Jan 08, 2020
Coronavirus illustration

Virologists weigh in on novel coronavirus in China's outbreak

Coronaviruses that can cause serious human disease are on the rise, emphasizing the importance of public health preparedness.

Nov 06, 2019

Nov 06, 2019
Camel and handlers

With 3 new Saudi MERS cases, study notes antibodies in Pakistan camel workers

Coincidentally, all 3 new Saudi cases involved camel contact.

Aug 19, 2019

Aug 19, 2019
Women cooking together

Packed dorm may have spurred MERS spread, study says

Analysis of a 2015-16 cluster highlights living conditions and healthcare spread.

Aug 07, 2019

Aug 07, 2019
Male patient with oxygen mask

MERS analysis highlights concerns over healthcare spread

Middle East healthcare-related outbreaks are occurring more often but are typically small.

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.

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.

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