MERS-Cov


  • WHO is Notified of 11 Cases of MERS-CoV in Saudi Arabia
    Between Nov. 20, 2014 and Dec. 7, 2014, the National IHR Focal Point for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) notified the World Health Organization (WHO) of 11 additional cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection, including four deaths. ...More
    2 days ago Posted in News
  • Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus Unlikely to Reach Epidemic Status
    Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) is an emerging virus, with the first case reported in 2012. It exhibits a 40 percent fatality rate and more than 97 percent of the cases have occurred in the Middle East. In three new studies in the current issue of ...More
    2 weeks ago Posted in News
  • WHO is Notified of 19 Cases of MERS-CoV in Saudi Arabia
    Between Nov. 3 and Nov. 19, 2014, the National IHR Focal Point for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) notified the World Health Organization (WHO) of 18 additional cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection, including four deaths. Details of ...More
    3 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Lapses in Infection Control Associated with Spread of MERS, Study Finds
    Little is known about the often fatal virus known as Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV), but researchers have identified gaps in infection control as a major culprit in all 11 published cases involving healthcare-associated transmission of the ...More
    3 weeks ago Posted in News
  • WHO is Notified of Five Cases of MERS-CoV in Saudi Arabia
    Between Oct. 12 and Oct. 16, 2014, the National IHR Focal Point for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) notified the World Health Organization (WHO) of five additional cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection, including two deaths. Details of ...More
    4 weeks ago Posted in News
  • 12 Cases of MERS-CoV in Saudi Arabia are Reported to WHO
    Between October 18 and October 26, 2014, the National IHR Focal Point of Saudi Arabia (KSA) notified the World Health Organization (WHO) of 12 additional cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection, including five deaths. The cases are from ...More
    November 5, 2014 Posted in News
  • First Two Cases of MERS-CoV in Qatar are Reported to WHO
    On Oct. 12, 2014 and Oct. 23, 2014, the World Health Organization (WHO) was notified by the National IHR Focal Point of Qatar of two cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV). These are the first cases reported to WHO by Qatar in 2014. Details of ...More
    November 3, 2014 Posted in News
  • Turkey Reports First Case of MERS-CoV to WHO
    On Oct. 17, 2014, WHO Regional Office for Europe (EURO) was notified by the National IHR Focal Point for Turkey of a laboratory-confirmed case of infection with Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV). On Oct. 11, 2014, the patient died. This is the first ...More
    October 27, 2014 Posted in News
  • 7 New Cases of MERS-CoV in Saudi Arabia are Reported
    The National IHR Focal Point of Saudi Arabia (SAU) has reported additional laboratory-confirmed cases of infection with Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) to the World Health Organization (WHO). Between Sept. 29, 2014 and Oct. 11, 2014, seven additional ...More
    October 20, 2014 Posted in News
  • Study Reveals How MERS Virus Enters Human Cells
    Cornell University researchers have uncovered details of how the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) enters host cells, and offer possible new avenues for treatment. The study, appearing online this month in the Proceedings of the National Academy of ...More
    October 14, 2014 Posted in News