Lungs main target organs of MERS, says patient's autopsy

Patients with Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) often show signs of acute kidney failure but lungs are the main target organs of the new disease in humans, reveals a study of the first reported autopsy of a MERS patient.

WHO cautions against MERS, as Thailand reports fresh case

 The WHO has cautioned the Southeast Asian nations against risks of the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome corona virus (MERS CoV), after Thailand confirmed a fresh case on Sunday.

Mutation detected in South Korean MERS virus

A total of 187 people were infected overall, with thousands more placed under quarantine as a precautionary measure.

South Korea's MERS alert reduced to lowest level

 South Korean authorities on Tuesday lowered the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) alert level to its lowest readiness posture with no new infections reported in the country in nearly five months.

Camels in Kenya infected by MERS virus

 Nearly half of the camels in parts of Kenya have been infected by the virus that causes Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), raising concerns about the role they could play in transmitting the disease to humans.

Last South Korean MERS patient again hospitalized

Medical staffs treating the patient, who has already suffered from lymphoma causing immunity disorder, stressed the "near-zero" possibility for him to have infected other people.

33 percent Saudi MERS cases occurred in hospitals

 Thirty three percent of a total of 1,252 Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) coronavirus cases reported over the past four years in Saudi Arabia took place within hospitals, a media report said on Saturday.

Saudi Arabia reports 7 more deaths from MERS

Saudi Arabia on Tuesday confirmed seven more deaths from the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) coronavirus in the capital Riyadh, taking the toll to 498 in the oil-rich kingdom.

Experimental vaccine against MERS virus shows promise

An experimental vaccine against the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus, or MERS, has shown promise when tested on lab monkeys, researchers said today.

Saudi Arabia registers 21 MERS corona cases in a week

The Saudi authorities have registered 21 Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) corona virus cases in the week ending on Aug 15, media reported on Sunday.

South Korea President replaces health minister after MERS outbreak

South Korean President Park Geun-Hye on Tuesday replaced her health minister, who was widely blamed for the government`s poor response to the outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) that killed 36 people.

Britain reports two suspected MERS cases

 The Manchester Royal Infirmary has confirmed that its accident and emergency department (A&E) was temporarily shut down while two suspected cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) were being investigated.

South Korea declares end to MERS outbreak

 South Korea on Tuesday declared an end to a deadly outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) that killed 36 people, triggered widespread panic and stymied growth in Asia`s fourth-largest economy.

Research on livestock diseases could save human lives

Fifty percent of current research on diseases that can spread from wild animals to livestock and then to humans is focused on just 10 diseases, a study says.

South Korea reports no MERS case for eighth day

No new case of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) were reported in South Korea on Monday for the eighth consecutive day.

South Korea reports no MERS case for eighth day

South Korea reports no MERS case for eighth day

 No new case of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) were reported in South Korea on Monday for the eighth consecutive day.

Philippines confirms second MERS case

A foreigner who flew to the Philippines from the Middle East has become the second confirmed case of MERS in the country, the health department said Monday, as a deadly outbreak in South Korea spreads alarm across Asia.

Nurse infected with MERS virus in South Korea

A nurse in South Korea's capital city tested positive for the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) virus on Friday, authorities said.

Nurse infected with MERS virus in South Korea

A nurse in South Korea`s capital city tested positive for the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) virus on Friday, authorities said.

MERS infection strikes again in South Korea

The Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) struck again with another case of infection being reported in South Korea on Thursday, marking the first case in five days, the health ministry said.