Last Updated: Tuesday, February 25, 2014, 15:46
A respiratory virus that has killed dozens of people, mainly in the Middle East, is widespread in camels and may be jumping directly from camels to humans, said a study Tuesday.
Last Updated: Wednesday, January 29, 2014, 18:56
Scientists have identified a protein within the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) virus that blocks further infection in cells.
Last Updated: Friday, December 27, 2013, 18:58
Four more people in Saudi Arabia have been infected with the SARS-like Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) virus and one of them - an elderly man - has died, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Friday.
Last Updated: Tuesday, December 17, 2013, 13:59
Scientists have proved for the first time that the Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) virus that has killed 71 people can also infect camels, strengthening suspicions the animals may be a source of the human outbreak.
Last Updated: Wednesday, October 30, 2013, 22:55
Oman has discovered the first case of the MERS coronavirus in the Gulf sultanate, Health Minister Ahmed al-Saeedi said today.
Last Updated: Sunday, October 13, 2013, 11:22
Saudi Arabia has so far recorded no cases of the deadly MERS coronavirus among pilgrims in the holy city of Mecca for the annual haj season, the Ministry of Health said on Saturday.
Last Updated: Thursday, September 19, 2013, 19:54
Two Saudis have died after contracting the MERS coronavirus, the health ministry said today, bringing the total number of fatalities from the SARS-like virus in the kingdom to 49.
Last Updated: Saturday, September 07, 2013, 11:53
Two women have died of the coronavirus MERS in Saudi Arabia, the health ministry said on Friday, bringing the total number of fatalities in the kingdom to 44.