The last reported Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) case in the UAE was in Abu Dhabi in June 2016.
A Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) outbreak linked to a dialysis unit at a hospital in Wadi Aldwaser has sickened 10 people including healthcare workers.
Experiments with the virus (PREDICT/PDF-2180) show that while its genetics are similar to MERS-coronavirus there are significant differences in its spike gene.
Researchers sought to identify risk factors for Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) infection, in camels bred in diverse conditions by sampling blood and nasal swabs.
Investigators are searching for ways to prevent the coronavirus from attaching to DPP-4 receptors.
Including this case, Quatar's has had 19 cases since 2012, when Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) was first detected in that country.
In Saudi Arabia, an increase in primary cases was observed during the months of January and February 2017.
Confirmed MERS patients were less than one percent of all tested persons in Saudi Arabia.
Twelve patients are currently under treatment at various hospitals in Saud Arabia.
This guidance document offers an algorithm on the public health investigation and management of possible cases of MERS-CoV.