Jordan confirms sixth death from MERS virus

Jordan Sunday confirmed a new death due to Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) coronavirus infection thus putting the toll at six in the country, health ministry stated.

US reports third case of MERS virus

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 Arabia announces 5 new MERS deaths

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

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

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.

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.

Obama briefed on US MERS cases

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.

One more death reported in Jordan due to MERS

A man has died in Jordan after being infected with the MERS virus, a media report said Tuesday, in the kingdom`s second fatality from the disease this year and fourth since 2012.

Bahrain to launch campaign against MERS virus

Bahrain`s health ministry announced Sunday that it plans to launch a nationwide awareness campaign on the latest outbreak of the deadly Middle Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) in the region.

Saudi Arabia registers 2 deaths, 16 new MERS corona virus cases

Saudi Arabia`s health ministry announced Saturday two more deaths and 16 new Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) corona virus cases.

MERS virus can spread from camels to humans

The recently emerged Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) can be transmitted from camel to man, it has been found.

US reports first case of deadly MERS virus

The US reported Friday reported first case of the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS).

US confirms its first case of MERS virus

US health officials on Friday confirmed the first case of an American infected with a mysterious Middle East virus. The man fell ill after arriving in the US about a week ago from Saudi Arabia where he is a health care worker.

Saudi Arabia reports 10 new MERS corona virus cases

Saudi Arabia Thursday reported ten new Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS)corona virus cases, taking the total number of cases to 371, including 107 deaths.

Eight new MERS deaths take Saudi toll to 102: Ministry

The Saudi health ministry announced eight new deaths from the MERS virus on Sunday taking the kingdom`s death toll from the disease to 102.

Eight new MERS deaths take Saudi toll to 102: Ministry

The Saudi health ministry announced eight new deaths from the MERS virus on Sunday taking the kingdom`s death toll from the disease to 102.

Egypt on alert after first MERS case detected

Egyptian health ministry said Saturday that it discovered the first case of the SARS-like Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) virus in an Egyptian man back from Saudi Arabia.

Saudi Arabia reports 2 more deaths from MERS virus

Saudi Arabia`s Health Ministry says two more patients who contracted a potentially fatal Middle East virus related to SARS have died as the kingdom detected nine new cases of the disease.

Egypt on alert after first MERS case detected

Egyptian health ministry said Saturday that it discovered the first case of the SARS-like Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) virus in an Egyptian man back from Saudi Arabia.

Camels likely source of MERS virus in people: Study

A respiratory virus that has killed dozens of people, mainly in the Middle East, is widespread in camels and may be jumping directly from camels to humans, said a study Tuesday.