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Saudi MERS toll surges to 282: Ministry

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 04, 2014, 02:29

Saudi Arabia`s death toll from the MERS coronavirus has surged to 282, the Health Ministry said, following recalculations in the world`s worst hit country.

MERS: Know all about the novel virus

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 20, 2014, 17:44

Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) is viral respiratory illness that first surfaced in Saudi Arabia in April 2012. It is caused by a coronavirus called MERS-CoV.

Drugs that could help in fight against MERS-coronavirus revealed

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 20, 2014, 10:02

Researchers have identified a number of existing pharmaceutical drugs and compounds under development that may offer effective therapies against Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS).

Saudi announces new MERS death

Last Updated: Monday, May 19, 2014, 14:33

Saudi health authorities reported today a new death from the MERS coronavirus, taking to 169 the overall number of fatalities from the disease in the world`s worst-hit country.

Netherlands reports second MERS case

Last Updated: Friday, May 16, 2014, 08:14

A second Dutch case of the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) coronavirus has been confirmed, the Dutch National Institute for the Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) announced Thursday.

MERS virus exposure: US hospital workers fall ill

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 14, 2014, 02:51

Two workers at a Florida hospital, who came into contact with a US imported case of the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) virus, have fallen ill and one of them has been hospitalised, a hospital spokesperson said Tuesday.

MERS cases rise to 480 in Saudi Arabia

Last Updated: Sunday, May 11, 2014, 22:56

The number of MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome) coronavirus cases reached 480 in Saudi Arabia Saturday including 139 deaths, as six victims died in fresh incident, the country`s health ministry said.

13 new MERS deaths in Saudi Arabia

Last Updated: Sunday, May 11, 2014, 02:10

Saudi Arabia has announced 13 more deaths from the MERS coronavirus, as the World Health Organisation prepared for an emergency meeting over worries about the spread of the disease.

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