MERS virus

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.

Oct 17, 2015, 14:27 PM IST

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.

Aug 25, 2015, 23:27 PM IST

Saudi confirms 49 MERS cases in one week

 The Saudi health ministry on Monday confirmed that 49 people were tested positive with the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) coronavirus.

Aug 24, 2015, 22:23 PM IST

Saudi Arabia registers MERS death

 Saudi Arabia registered one death due to the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) virus and six new cases of infection, according to a statement issued by the Saudi health ministry.

Aug 22, 2015, 01:46 AM IST

South Korea tourism struggles to recover from MERS crisis

 The recent outbreak of the deadly MERS virus in South Korea has left the country`s tourist industry in intensive care, with visitor numbers plunging more than 40 percent in June, according to data released Tuesday.

Jul 21, 2015, 08:19 AM IST

Foreigner in Philippines tests positive for MERS virus

Health officials say a 36-year-old foreigner who arrived in the Philippines from the Middle East is under quarantine after testing positive for the MERS virus.

Jul 06, 2015, 11:56 AM IST

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.

Jul 03, 2015, 10:36 AM IST

South Korea injects $20 bn stimulus into MERS-hit economy

The South Korean government on Friday agreed to inject $20 billion into the flagging economy, which has been hit by the MERS virus outbreak and sluggish consumption.

Jul 03, 2015, 07:56 AM IST

Potential treatment to cure MERS identified

In a first, researchers have discovered therapeutics that have successfully protected and treated mice infected with the virus that causes the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS).

Jun 30, 2015, 12:06 PM IST

South Korea MERS toll reaches 33

South Korea reported one more Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) virus death on Tuesday, raising the toll to 33.

Jun 30, 2015, 10:31 AM IST

UAE expat woman and child infected with MERS

Two United Arab Emirates (UAE) expatriates - a woman and an 11-year-old child - were found infected with the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) virus, a media report said on Monday.

Jun 29, 2015, 14:22 PM IST

No new MERS cases in South Korea

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

Jun 29, 2015, 10:00 AM IST

South Korea MERS cases rise to 181

South Korea on Friday reported one fresh case of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) virus, taking the total number to 181.

Jun 26, 2015, 11:13 AM IST

South Korea reports two more MERS deaths

South Korea on Thursday reported two more deaths from its MERS outbreak and one more new case, bringing the total fatalities from the deadly virus to 29.

Jun 25, 2015, 07:24 AM IST

Medical tourism expertise helps Thailand cope with MERS

Thailand`s status as a hub for medical tourism could be helping the country contain the spread of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), government and health officials said, after confirming its first case of the deadly virus last week.

Jun 22, 2015, 17:42 PM IST

China develops 15-minute MERS test

A diagnostic reagent that can complete a test for MERS in just 15 minutes has been developed in China.

Jun 19, 2015, 15:51 PM IST

MERS outbreak shows old habits die hard in South Korea

South Korea`s growing MERS outbreak has laid bare the country`s poor handling of disasters despite President Park Geun-Hye`s pledge to overhaul public safety measures following last year`s ferry disaster, experts say.

Jun 19, 2015, 09:23 AM IST

'Monitor passengers at airport to stop MERS entry into India'

Following the rise in the number of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) cases in South Korea, medical experts here have advised the government to quarantine incoming travellers from Korea in order to prevent the breakout of the disease in India.

Jun 18, 2015, 15:41 PM IST

N Korea vows 'watertight' measures against MERS

North Korea has intensified screening and vowed "watertight" measures to ward off the MERS virus as an outbreak in South Korea killed 15 and sparked widespread alarm.

Jun 14, 2015, 15:49 PM IST

South Korea MERS virus outbreak 'large and complex': WHO

South Korea's outbreak of the deadly MERS virus is "large and complex" and more cases should be expected, a team of World Health Organization (WHO) experts said Saturday.

Jun 13, 2015, 13:01 PM IST