There were 21 new cases of wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) reported out of the polio endemic countries, according to the latest data from the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI). Afghanistan saw...

Mike Coston is the Owner/Editor of Avian Flu Diary The recent surge in MERS cases (48+ cases over 60 days), after a very quiet July and August, serves as a reminder that not only does the MERS coronavirus...

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The World Health Organization (WHO) released an update on Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infections between 18 and 26 October 2014 in Saudi Arabia. During this time frame, the...

With reports of 38 confirmed Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) since early September and 32 cases reported this month, the Saudi Arabia Ministry of Health (MOH) is admitting that the novel virus...

Cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) continue to mount in Saudi Arabia as two new confirmed cases are reported in Riyadh, according to the Saudi Arabia Ministry of Health (MOH) Saturday. Details...

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On 17 October 2014, WHO 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 11 October...

The Philippines and Turkey have reported of cases of Muslim pilgrims who recently performed Hajj and returned home with symptoms resembling Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS). In Turkey, just days...

The Turkey Ministry of Health (MOH) has reported the first Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) fatality in a citizen who recently returned from Saudi Arabia, according to a Posta.com report (computer...

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Ebola is not the only viral disease outbreak occurring in the world right now that has the distinct chance of arriving at an airport near you. The Middle East Respiratory syndrome (MERS) outbreak continues...

For the first time since last November, Qatar has reported a Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) case in a 71-year-old man, according to a report in The Peninsula. According to the...