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By The Dispatch On Monday, July 14th, 2014
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Saudi Arabia reports seven additional MERS cases, global total now at 834

On 3, 5, 6, 8 and 10 July 2014, the National IHR Focal Point for Saudi Arabia reported an additional 7 laboratory-confirmed cases of infection with Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV), and the More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, July 3rd, 2014
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Philippines: DOH advises against Filipino Muslims travel to Hajj due to MERS

The Philippines Department of Health (DOH) is advising Filipino Muslims to postpone travel plans this year to Saudi Arabia for the religious pilgrimages, Hajj and Umrah, due to the risk of Middle East Respiratory More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, June 26th, 2014
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MERS virus update: Four new cases in Saudi Arabia, details on the 113 retrospective cases

The World Health Organization (WHO) released two new Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) updates today; one concerning new cases reported in the Saudi Kingdom and one that details the 113 retrospective More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, June 17th, 2014
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Contacts of two US MERS cases test negative for the virus: CDC

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has now confirmed that neither of the two imported cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) in the United States spread the virus to any of their household More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014
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Saudi Arabia updates MERS numbers, over 100 cases added

After a review by the Saudi Arabia Ministry of Health’s (MOH) Command & Control Center last month in an effort to ensure a more complete and accurate understanding of the MERS-CoV outbreak in the Kingdom, More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, May 26th, 2014
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Iran confirms two MERS cases in sisters from Kerman

The Iranian Ministry of Health have reported two confirmed cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) in two sisters from Kerman, according to a news release (computer translated). The Minister More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, May 17th, 2014
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Illinois man tests positive for MERS antibodies, likely contracted virus from Indiana patient

Just days after Illinois health officials reported that there was no spread from the first Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) case in Indiana, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, May 15th, 2014
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Netherlands report second MERS virus case

Just a day after reporting the first imported Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) case in the Netherlands, the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) has reported a More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, May 12th, 2014
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Public Health England responds to second MERS case transiting through London

For the second time in two weeks, a laboratory-confirmed Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) case en route to the United States transited through London prompting Public Health England (PHE) More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, May 9th, 2014
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Lebanon records first MERS coronavirus case

Lebanon’s Health Ministry has announced the first case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) in the country, according to an El Nashra report Thursday (computer translated). Image/CIA Health More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, May 8th, 2014
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Saudi Arabia: King Fahd Hospital chief removed as WHO finishes MERS visit

The Saudi Arabian Health Ministry announced Tuesday the removal of the head of  the King Fahd Hospital in Jeddah as part of its move to deal with the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) crisis More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, May 6th, 2014
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Indiana MERS patient in ‘good condition’, hospital working on discharge plans

In an update from the Community Hospital in Munster, Indiana, the patient who was admitted with a confirmed case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) last week is recovering well and in good More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, May 2nd, 2014
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MERS coronavirus confirmed in Indiana, first case reported in the US

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Indiana Department of Health have confirmed today the first case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) in the United States in a More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, April 29th, 2014
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Saudi Health Minister, Adel Faqih, warns against consuming camel meat and milk

On the same day researchers from the Columbia UniversityMailman School of Public Health, King Saud University, and EcoHealth Alliance published their findings of  extracting a complete, live, infectious MERS coronavirus More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, April 29th, 2014
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Columbia researchers extract live MERS coronavirus from Dromedary camels

NEWS RELEASE April 29, 2014—There is new, more definitive evidence implicating camels in the ongoing outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, or MERS. Scientists at the Center for Infection and Immunity More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, April 26th, 2014
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MERS-CoV update with Mike Coston

The Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) outbreak  has really spiked in recent weeks, making it difficult for someone to keep track of all the details surrounding this very fluid, ever-evolving More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, April 24th, 2014
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MERS-CoV and chikungunya outbreak updates on Outbreak News This Week Radio Show

PRESS RELEASE The Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) and chikungunya outbreaks are clearly two of the top major news stories this year in the world of infectious diseases. These outbreaks are More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, April 24th, 2014
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Philippines DOH: Only six passengers not contacted from EY0424, MERS-CoV flyer published

The Philippines Department of Health has reported narrowing the list of passengers from Etihad Airlines flight EY0424 that arrived at NAIA from Abu Dhabi last April 15, 2014 not contacted for MERS coronavirus testing More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014
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Philippines DOH still looking for 174 Etihad Airlines passengers, issue health alert for int’l travelers

Health officials in Manila have published a list of passengers today that arrived to the Ninoy Aquino International Airport last Tuesday on Etihad Airlines flight EY0424 that have yet to coordinate with the Department More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, April 21st, 2014
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Philippines: MERS-CoV in Batangas hospital? Three patients under observation

Philippine news agency, ABS-CBN is reporting that at least three patients at the Batangas Medical Center (BMC) have been isolated and are under observation for suspected Middle east Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus More...


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