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.

Fresh coronavirus deaths in Saudi Arabia

Two fresh deaths from laboratory-confirmed infection of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) have been reported from Saudi Arabia, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said Monday.

Six new coronavirus cases reported from Saudi Arabia

The World Health Organisation (WHO) said Friday that it has been informed of six fresh laboratory-confirmed cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection in Saudi Arabia.

Gene map helps trace spread of MERS virus

Researchers in Britain and Saudi Arabia said on Friday that gene profiling of the MERS virus had provided insights, but no answer, as to how the mysterious microbe spreads.

2 -drug combo helps monkeys fight Middle East coronavirus

Scientists have reported that a combination of two licensed antiviral drugs reduces virus replication and improves clinical outcome of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection in mokeys.

Saudi Arabia: 1 more death from new virus

Saudi Arabia says one more man has died from a new respiratory virus related to SARS, bringing to 39 the number of deadly cases in the kingdom at the center of the growing outbreak.

WHO holds off raising MERS alert level as Muslim hajj looms

The World Health Organisation Wednesday held off from calling for travel restrictions related to the MERS virus striking hardest in Saudi Arabia, after emergency talks on the mystery illness.

WHO to set up emergency committee on deadly virus MERS-CoV

The World Health Organisation (WHO) will convene an emergency committee next week on the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV), a top WHO official said.

MERS-CoV doesn’t yet have pandemic potential: Study

The Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) which was first detected in Saudi Arabia last year does not have pandemic potential yet, according to a new study.