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MERS Virus

Philippines Confirms Second MERS Case

AP | Posted 07.06.2015 | Health News

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A 36-year-old foreigner who arrived in the Philippines from the Middle East is under quarantine after testing positive fo...

German Man Dies Of Complications Stemming From MERS

Reuters | Posted 06.16.2015 | Healthy Living

LONDON, June 16 (Reuters) - A 65-year-old German man who was infected with the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) virus earlier this year has d...

South Korea Confirms Tenth MERS Death

AP | Posted 06.11.2015 | Healthy Living

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea reported a 10th death from the MERS virus on Thursday, although officials say they believe the disease has pea...

This Is What We Know About The MERS Virus So Far

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 06.03.2015 | Healthy Living

South Korea is grappling with an outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome that has killed two and infected 30 people in total. In the same virus f...

Review Finds More Cases Of Deadly Virus In Saudi Arabia

AP | ADAM SCHRECK | Posted 08.03.2014 | Healthy Living

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia, which is grappling to contain the spread of a frequently deadly respiratory virus, announced Tuesda...

Contagion: The Costs of Global Panic

Lyric Hughes Hale | Posted 07.29.2014 | World
Lyric Hughes Hale

Physician, do no harm. The same caution should be applied to philanthropists, public officials, and other well-meaning agents of globalization. In the realm of health care, quite ironically avoiding one risk could actually lead to a worse outcome overall.

Hospital Workers Test Negative For MERS

Reuters | Posted 07.14.2014 | Healthy Living

(Adds details on patient status, airport advisories) By Barbara Liston ORLANDO, May 14 (Reuters) - Two U.S. hospital wor...

MERS Virus Not A Global Emergency

Reuters | Posted 07.14.2014 | Healthy Living

(Adds details, background, quotes from telebriefing) By Kate Kelland LONDON, May 14 (Reuters) - Concern about the deadly...

2 Florida Health Workers Showing Symptoms After Exposure To MERS Patient

Reuters | Posted 07.13.2014 | Healthy Living

By Julie Steenhuysen and Barbara Liston May 13 (Reuters) - Two health workers at a Florida hospital exposed to a patient with Middle ...

Another 10 Cases Of MERS Found In Saudi Arabia

Reuters | Posted 07.09.2014 | Healthy Living

DOHA, May 9 (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia said on Friday it had identified 10 new cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), pushing the total num...

Saudi Arabia Reports 5 More Deaths From MERS

AP | ADAM SCHRECK | Posted 05.08.2014 | Healthy Living

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Five more people have died in Saudi Arabia after contracting an often fatal Middle East respiratory virus as the ...

Joshua Hersh

WHO Downplays Recent MERS Virus Surge | Joshua Hersh | Posted 05.08.2014 | Healthy Living

A recent spike in a deadly virus that has swept across much of the Middle East, prompting fears of a global pandemic, was likely the result of a seaso...

Another 18 MERS Cases Identified In Saudi Arabia

Reuters | Posted 07.08.2014 | Healthy Living

RIYADH, May 8 (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia has identified 18 new cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), it said late on Wednesday, pushing th...

5 Things You Need To Know About MERS

Posted 05.06.2014 | Healthy Living

By Susan E. Matthews A healthcare professional from Indiana came down with Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), a deadly respiratory virus, l...

No Other MERS Cases Reported In The U.S.

AP | Posted 05.05.2014 | Healthy Living

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — State health officials say no other cases of a mysterious virus that has sickened hundreds in the Middle East and has hospitaliz...

1 More Death From MERS Virus In Saudi Arabia

AP | Posted 05.05.2014 | Healthy Living

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia's health ministry says one more patient who contracted the potentially fatal Middle East virus related to S...

Joshua Hersh

Experts Fret About Deadly Virus' Great Unknowns | Joshua Hersh | Posted 05.04.2014 | Healthy Living

ISTANBUL -- With cases of a virulent and highly fatal pathogen on the rise, including the first-known occurrence in the United States, epidemiologists...

Man With First U.S. Case Of MERS Improving

Reuters | Posted 07.05.2014 | Healthy Living

May 4 (Reuters) - A healthcare worker being treated in Indiana with the first U.S. case of the often fatal Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) i...

5 Things To Know About The MERS Virus Now That It's Here

ABC News | KATIE MOISSE and SYDNEY LUPKIN | Posted 05.02.2014 | Healthy Living

A deadly SARS-like virus spreading through the Middle East has landed in the U.S., health officials said today....

Sudden Rise In Deadly Virus Cases Worries Experts

Reuters | Posted 06.20.2014 | Healthy Living

* Health minister says surge could be seasonal * Saudi says outbreak does not qualify as an epidemic (Adds new cases and comments f...

Oman Reports First Death Linked To MERS Virus

AP | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

MUSCAT, Oman — MUSCAT, Oman (AP) — Oman says officials are widening health checks following the country's first death blamed on a SARS-like vi...

Deadly MERS Virus Concerns Saudi As Hajj Draws Near

Religion News Service | Omar Sacirbey | Posted 10.08.2013 | Religion

(RNS) The annual pilgrimage to Mecca, known as the hajj, presents a gantlet of health challenges. This year’s pilgrimage, which falls Oct. 13-18, is...

Deadly MERS Mystery Maybe Solved: Bats One Up Camels

Dr. William Karesh | Posted 10.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. William Karesh

Even if we find the MERS virus living naturally in bats, we do not know how the bug gets into humans -- and luckily it's an extremely rare event.

Mysterious New Virus Appears Deadlier Than SARS

AP | MARIA CHENG | Posted 06.20.2013 | Healthy Living

LONDON -- A mysterious new respiratory virus that originated in the Middle East spreads easily between people and appears more deadly than SARS, docto...