Friday 4 September 2015
Mers virus

US confirms first case of deadly MERS virus

A healthcare worker who had travelled to Saudi Arabia was confirmed as the first US case of Middle East Respiratory Virus (MERS), an often fatal illness, raising new concerns about the rapid spread of such diseases, the US Centers for Disease Co


Egypt reports first case of Mers virus

Egypt has discovered its first case of the potentially deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (Mers) in an Egyptian citizen who had recently returned from Saudi Arabia, Egypt's Ministry of Health said on Saturday. The virus,


Mers virus: WHO urges greater vigilance

The World Health Organization (WHO) is concerned about the rising number of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (Mers-CoV) cases, especially in Saudi Arabia and the UAE, the organisation said. A statement from WHO said it


New MERS case reported in Oman

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has been informed of an additional laboratory-confirmed case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) in Oman. The case is a 59 year-old man who became sick with fever, cough a

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