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Mers-CoV outbreak ‘did not originate in Bahrain’

An outbreak of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (Mers-CoV) in South Korea did not originate in Bahrain, according to health officials. The Gulf Daily News (GDN), our sister publication reported yesterday (May

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S Korea confirms third case of MERS; 64 isolated

South Korean health officials confirmed the country's third case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) on Thursday, with the two latest cases found in people who had been in contact with the first patient after he returned from the Midd

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Bahrain launches investigation into new Mers threat

Health officials have launched an investigation into the source of a Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (Mers-CoV) infection in South Korea that could be traced back to Bahrain. A 68-year-old South Korean man contracted

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Korea reports MERS case; patient visited Bahrain

South Korean health officials on Wednesday confirmed the country's first case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) in a patient who recently returned from Bahrain and is in stable condition after being treated for a high fever and coug

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Experts warn of diseases surge in Gulf region

Experts have warned of a ‘phenomenal’ rise in infectious diseases set to hit the Gulf over the next decade. Under-diagnosed native infections, such as the recent Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (Mers-CoV)

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More work needed to control Mers-CoV in Saudi: experts

More progress is needed to control the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (Mers-CoV) in Saudi Arabia, according to a team of experts from the World Health Organization (WHO), the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the

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UN team probes Mers virus surge in Saudi

An international team of United Nations human and animal health experts has flown to Saudi Arabia to investigate a recent surge in cases of a deadly virus known as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, or Mers. Speaking from Riyadh on

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WHO still concerned about spread of Saudi Mers virus

The World Health Organization (WHO) said it remained worried about the spread of Mers, a respiratory disease that has infected and killed hundreds of people, overwhelmingly in Saudi Arabia. In an update issued after a meeting of i

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Saudi tackles Mers virus, still hunting source

Saudi Arabia has not yet traced the source of a mysterious camel virus, leaving many questions about a disease that has killed 346 people in the kingdom. The lack of scientific evidence about how camels contract the virus, which c

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Saudi tackles Mers virus, still hunting source

Saudi Arabia has not yet traced the source of a mysterious camel virus, leaving many questions about a disease that has killed 346 people in the kingdom. The lack of scientific evidence about how camels contract the virus, which c

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