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Between 20 November and 7 December 2014, the National IHR Focal Point for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) notified WHO of 11 additional cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV)...

In a World Health Organization (WHO) outbreak update today, the UN health agency reports receiving information on 18 cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection, including...

Approximately 100 cases of chickenpox in Syrian refugees has been detected in Lebanon’s third largest city of Sidon, according to Lebanese news reports. The outbreak has prompted medical teams to shut...

The Saudi Arabia Ministry of Health (MOH) has reported an additional case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) Monday in an expat in Riyadh, according to press release Nov. 10. The 45-year-old female...

Two additional Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) infection have been reported in Saudi Arabia today, bring the total in the Kingdom to 798 cases, according to a health ministry release today. The...

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...