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Saudi Arabia Reports 7 Additional MERS Cases; WHO Details Riyadh’s Growing Hospital Outbreak

CIDRAP News: Riyadh MERS outbreak shows no signs of slowing “Saudi Arabia [Wednesday] reported seven more MERS-CoV cases, five of them from the Riyadh hot spot, and the World Health Organization (WHO) filled in more details about 15 recent cases in the country, including 11 that are part of a…

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MERS Cases In Jordan Linked To Hospital Outbreak, WHO Confirms

CIDRAP News: WHO confirms hospital MERS outbreak in Jordan “The World Health Organization (WHO) [Tuesday] confirmed that four of Jordan’s recent MERS-CoV cases are part of [a] hospital-linked outbreak, the third country since May to report such an outbreak, as Saudi Arabian officials announced four more cases in Riyadh…” (Schnirring,…

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19 In Saudi Arabia Dead Of MERS In Past Week, Health Ministry Data Show

Agence France-Presse: MERS virus kills 19 in week in Saudi “Deaths from the MERS coronavirus have surged in Saudi Arabia ahead of the hajj pilgrimage, with 19 fatalities recorded in a week, according to health ministry statistics…” (8/27).

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As Saudi Arabia’s Number Of MERS Cases Rises, Jordan Reports Travel-Linked Case

CIDRAP News: Jordan reports travel-linked MERS case, Riyadh outbreak total grows “Jordan’s health ministry [Tuesday] announced a MERS-CoV detection in a man who had recently traveled from Saudi Arabia, where the number of newly confirmed cases grew by three, including two that are likely part of a large hospital-linked outbreak…

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Fears Of MERS Outbreak During Hajj Pilgrimage ‘Probably Overblown’

Vox: Why worries about a MERS virus outbreak at the Hajj are probably overblown Julia Belluz, health reporter at Vox “…There are a few reasons fears about a deadly outbreak [of MERS] are overblown. … Heading up to this year’s Hajj, [a pilgrimage taken by millions to Saudi Arabia’s Mecca,]…

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MERS Vaccine Research Progresses As Saudi Arabia Faces Outbreak Ahead Of Hajj

Foreign Policy: As Saudi Arabia Grapples With MERS Outbreak, a Vaccine Is in Sight “Just one month before the beginning of the hajj, the annual pilgrimage of more than two million Muslims to Mecca, an outbreak of Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) in Saudi Arabia’s capital of Riyadh has sparked…

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Blog Post Provides Roundup Of Recent Global Health Research News

Global Health Technologies Coalition’s “Breakthroughs”: Research Roundup: a rapid diagnostic for three hemorrhagic fevers, a MERS vaccine to be tested in humans, and advances in R&D for HIV treatments Kat Kelley, GHTC’s senior program assistant, highlights recent news in global health research, including the development of a paper-based rapid diagnostic…

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Saudi Arabia Working To Stem Surge Of New MERS Cases Ahead Of Hajj Pilgrimage

New York Times: New Surge of MERS Infections Hits Saudi Arabia “Saudi Arabia is facing a new surge in cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome, a viral disease that has infected more than 1,100 people and killed more than 480 in the kingdom since it appeared in 2012. … The…

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Reported MERS Cases Up In Saudi Arabia Ahead Of Haj; Riyadh Hospital Suspends Emergency Services Amid Outbreak

Agence France-Presse: Saudi MERS infections soar ahead of haj pilgrimage “MERS coronavirus infections have soared in Saudi Arabia ahead of the haj pilgrimage, killing three people and forcing a Riyadh hospital to close its emergency ward, officials and newspapers said Thursday. … The health ministry has said it registered 21…

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Saudi Arabia Reports 13 New MERS Cases Linked With Outbreak At Riyadh Hospital

CIDRAP News: Thirteen new MERS cases confirmed in Riyadh outbreak “Saudi Arabia reported 14 new MERS-CoV illnesses, along with four more deaths, over the past three days, with all but one of the infections linked to an ongoing hospital-related outbreak in Riyadh. … The only case confirmed over the past…

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