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Asian countries should stay vigilant against MERS: WHO

Asian countries should stay vigilant against MERS: WHO

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 10:08

Asian countries should keep their guard against the deadly Middle East respiratory virus, although in its current form it appears less infectious than originally thought, a World Health Organization expert said Thursday.

Vaccines for SARS, MERS viruses closer to reality

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 04, 2014, 13:00

Researchers have figured out how to disable a part of the SARS virus responsible for hiding it from the immune system; a critical step in developing a vaccine against the deadly disease.

Hunt for MERS source should look beyond camels: Veterinary officials

Last Updated: Thursday, May 29, 2014, 03:32

Scientists lack proof that camels are the source of a deadly new virus that has killed 186 people in Saudi Arabia and should widen their hunt to other animals, veterinary experts meeting in Paris said.

Iran reports first MERS cases weeks before Ramadan

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 28, 2014, 14:30

Iran has recorded its first two cases of the deadly MERS virus, both among patients who had been in hospital with a pilgrim returning from Saudi Arabia, reports said Wednesday.

Foreign doctors, nurses in Saudi Arabia could take MERS global

Last Updated: Sunday, May 18, 2014, 20:27

The biggest risk that Middle East Respiratory Syndrome will become a global epidemic, ironically, may lie with globe-trotting healthcare workers.

US reports third case of MERS virus

Last Updated: Sunday, May 18, 2014, 09:42

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.

Saudi MERS death toll rises to 168

Last Updated: Saturday, May 17, 2014, 13:33

Health authorities in Saudi Arabia have reported three more fatalities from the MERS respiratory virus, taking the death toll in the world`s worst-hit country to 168.

New deaths take Saudi MERS toll to 160

Last Updated: Friday, May 16, 2014, 01:03

Health authorities in Saudi Arabia on Thursday announced the deaths of another three people from the MERS respiratory virus, taking the country`s toll to 160.

Saudi Arabia announces 5 new MERS deaths

Last Updated: Thursday, May 15, 2014, 00:12

Saudi Arabia announced Wednesday five new deaths from MERS, raising the death toll in the country worst-hit by the mysterious coronavirus to 157 since it appeared in 2012.

UN warns countries to bolster fight against MERS virus

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 14, 2014, 19:34

The UN health agency Wednesday warned countries to bolster their guard against the MERS virus, which has killed 152 people in Saudi Arabia and is causing alarm as it spreads elsewhere.

Netherlands reports first case of MERS virus

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 14, 2014, 19:24

A first case of the dangerous Middle East Respiratory Virus (MERS) has been detected in the Netherlands, in a man who had travelled to Saudi Arabia, authorities said Wednesday.

Obama briefed on US MERS cases

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 14, 2014, 01:31

President Barack Obama has been briefed by his top advisors after a second case of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome(MERS) was discovered on US soil, the White House said Tuesday.