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By Robert On Wednesday, November 13th, 2013
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Kuwait reports first MERS coronavirus cases

The Kuwait Ministry of Health is reporting its first cases of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV), according to a Kuwait MOH tweet Nov. 13. Image/Computer Screen Shot             The More...

By Robert On Friday, November 8th, 2013
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Four more MERS Coronavirus cases reported from the Middle East, brings global total to 155

There has been four additional Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) cases reported from news agencies and health officials from three Middle Eastern countries–Saudi Arabia, Qatar and More...

By Robert On Wednesday, November 6th, 2013
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Spain reports an imported case of MERS coronavirus

Spain’s  Ministry of Health, Social Services and Equality announced today a laboratory-confirmed case of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) in a woman who traveled to and stayed in More...

By Robert On Monday, November 4th, 2013
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WHO reports 150th MERS coronavirus case in Saudi Arabian woman

The World Health Organization (WHO) has been informed of an additional laboratory-confirmed case of infection with Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) from Saudi Arabia, according to a Global More...

By Robert On Friday, November 1st, 2013
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Three new MERS coronavirus cases reported from Saudi Arabia, global total now at 149

The World Health Organization (WHO) has been notified of three more laboratory-confirmed cases of  Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection from Saudi Arabia, according to the latest WHO More...

By Robert On Thursday, October 31st, 2013
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Oman reports first MERS coronavirus case, France ‘rules out’ probable case

The government of Oman, on southeast coast of the Arabian Peninsula, has reported their first case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV), according to a Oman Daily Observer report Wednesday. Oman More...

By Robert On Wednesday, October 30th, 2013
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France reports ‘probable’ MERS coronavirus case in person who traveled to Saudi Arabia

The Ministry of Social Affairs and Health in France is announcing a “probable” case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) in a 43-year-old individual who recently returned from More...

By Robert On Tuesday, October 29th, 2013
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Qatar reports additional case of MERS coronavirus, man worked on farm of previous MERS patient

The World Health Organization (WHO) is reporting an additional laboratory-confirmed case of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection in Qatar. This thin section, negatively-stained transmission More...

By Robert On Thursday, October 24th, 2013
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Global MERS coronavirus outbreak up to 144 as Saudi Arabia reports five new cases

The Saudi Arabia Ministry of Health has notified the World Health Organization (WHO) of five additional cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection from Riyadh and Medinah, according More...

By Robert On Friday, October 18th, 2013
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MERS coronavirus: Qatari man is the 139th confirmed case globally

The World Health Organization (WHO) announced today a new laboratory confirmed case of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection in a patient from Qatar. QatarImage/CIA According to the update, More...

By Robert On Monday, October 14th, 2013
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Saudi Arabia reports two more MERS deaths, brings global total for fatalities to 60

The World Health Organization (WHO) reported today in a Global Alert and Response (GAR) of two additional laboratory confirmed cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) in Saudi Arabia with More...

By Robert On Friday, October 4th, 2013
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WHO: Global MERS coronavirus case count rises to 136

With the addition of six recently confirmed Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) cases from Saudi Arabia, the World Health Organization has officially put the global case count at 136, according More...

By Robert On Thursday, October 3rd, 2013
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Saudi Arabia health officials advise Hajj pilgrims to wear mask, elderly to postpone pilgrimage because of MERS

The Saudi Arabia Ministry of Health came out with some advice for pilgrims of the upcoming Hajj later this month in light of the situation in the country with Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV), More...

By Robert On Monday, September 30th, 2013
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Saudi Arabia MERS coronavirus case count now at 114

The number of people reported from Saudi Arabia confirmed positive for the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) has reached 114 cases after the Saudi Health Ministry (MOH) announced six additional More...

By Robert On Sunday, September 29th, 2013
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WHO committee: MERS coronavirus advice includes increased surveillance related to Hajj pilgrims

The World Health Organization’s (WHO) Emergency committee met on Wednesday for the third time since July to go over the latest developments concerning the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) More...

By Robert On Friday, September 20th, 2013
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WHO Update: Two Italy MERS cases reclassified as ‘probable’, drops global total to 130

The World Health Organization (WHO) has changed the status of two Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV)  cases from Italy from confirmed to probable after further analysis of the laboratory More...

By Robert On Thursday, September 19th, 2013
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Global MERS case count now at 132: WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) updated the number of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) cases today in their latest Global Alert and Response. This thin section, negatively-stained transmission More...

By Robert On Wednesday, September 18th, 2013
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Filipina nurse, working in Saudi Arabia, first confirmed MERS death from Philippines

A 41-year-old female nurse from the Philippines working in Saudi Arabia, died in a Riyadh hospital late last month from the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV), according to a report in the More...

By Robert On Thursday, September 12th, 2013
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Saudi Arabia reports more MERS coronavirus cases and deaths

The Saudi Arabia Ministry of Health (MOH) reported recently of several more Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) cases and fatalities, according to recent, sequential media statements. Image/W123 More...

By Robert On Sunday, September 8th, 2013
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Antiviral drug cocktail reduces MERS virus in monkeys according to study

With the outbreak of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) still growing, particularly in the Arabian Peninsula, researchers from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) are reporting some promising More...


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