Health mission urges more Saudi measures to combat MERS

An international health mission said today more measures are needed to combat the spread of MERS in Saudi Arabia, the country worst hit by the coronavirus.

Coronavirus surge serious threat to Umrah pilgrims: Experts

 A sudden upsurge in the Coronavirus in Saudi Arabia has put the Umrah pilgrims to Mecca at a high risk of contracting the deadly virus, according to experts.

MERS: Know all about the novel virus

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Saudi announces three more MERS coronavirus deaths

The Saudi health ministry Monday announced three more deaths and three new Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) coronavirus cases, raising the number of infection to 414, including 115 deaths.

Saudi MERS death toll reaches 115: Ministry

Saudi health authorities announced on Monday that the death toll from the MERS coronavirus has reached 115 since the respiratory disease first appeared in the kingdom in 2012.

Antibodies against deadly emerging disease MERS identified

Scientists have identified natural human antibodies against the virus that causes Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), a step toward developing treatments for the newly emerging and often-fatal disease.

MERS death toll hits 81 in Saudi

The MERS death toll has climbed to 81 in Saudi Arabia, which sacked its health minister as cases of infection by the coronavirus mount in the country. 

MERS under control, says Saudi Arabia

The Saudi Arabian government has assured citizens that measures were in place to tackle the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) coronavirus that has so far claimed 69 lives in the country.

Saudi announces 56th MERS death

The Saudi health ministry announced today a new MERS death, raising to 56 the number of people killed by the coronavirus in the country with the most fatalities.

Scientists prove deadly human MERS virus also infects camels

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.

Qatar announces third MERS death

An expatriate living in Qatar had died after he contracted MERS, bringing to three the number of deaths from the coronavirus in the Gulf state, health authorities said today.

Oman records first MERS death: Ministry

An Omani man has died after contracting MERS, becoming the first recorded fatality from the coronavirus in the Gulf sultanate, health authorities announced on Sunday.

Saudi MERS death toll reaches 53: Ministry

Saudi health authorities announced on Sunday a new death caused by MERS, bringing to 53 the number of fatalities in the kingdom by the coronavirus.

Saudi Arabia reports another death from coronavirus

Saudi Arabia has reported a fresh death from infection with Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV), the World Health Organisation (WHO) said Monday.