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Direct evidence that MERS comes from camels: Study

Last Updated: Thursday, June 05, 2014, 04:25

Researchers have said they found the first direct evidence that the potentially deadly Middle East respiratory virus, or MERS, jumps directly from camels to humans.

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.

Saudi health minister sacks deputy as MERS toll rises

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 04, 2014, 00:02

Saudi Arabia`s health minister has sacked one of his deputies as the death toll by the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS)coronavirus reached 190, the ministry said on Twitter on today.

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.

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.

MERS toll rises to 168 in Saudi Arabia

Last Updated: Sunday, May 18, 2014, 17:43

The MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome) coronavirus in Saudi Arabia has claimed 168 lives since September 2012, with five fresh deaths reported, the health ministry here said Sunday.

US reports third case of MERS virus

Last Updated: Sunday, May 18, 2014, 10:25

A third case of the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) virus infection has been found in the US, the country`s Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said Saturday.

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.

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