A 61-year-old Korean man was diagnosed with Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) on Saturday, after returning from a business trip to Kuwait via Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.
It has been six years since the first outbreak of Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) was reported in Saudi Arabia, but world health experts now say the deadly virus is no longer a serious public health threat in the Kingdom.
The purpose of this document is to provide interim guidance to laboratories and stakeholders involved in laboratory testing for Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV).
This document provides a standardized approach for public health authorities and investigators at all levels to plan for and conduct investigations around confirmed and probable cases of MERS-CoV infection.
These definitions are for classification and reporting of Middlle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV).
A man has been diagnosed with the deadly Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) in England - the first such diagnosis in this country since 2013.
In 2017, the Saudi Ministry of Health released a visual triage system with scoring to alert healthcare workers in emergency departments and hemodialysis units for the possibility of occurrence of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection in their patients.
Understanding how viruses evolve to infect new species will help researchers determine what is required for viruses to emerge and spread in new hosts. These findings also may be important for developing new vaccines, which viruses often evolve to avoid.
There is now strong consensus that dromedary camels are the main source of transmission of MERS-CoV to humans. Despite MERS-CoV causing little to no disease in dromedaries, MERS-CoV can circulate within and between dromedary herds, and from dromedaries to humans.
Since the last global update published on 21 July 2017, 189 laboratory-confirmed cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) from four countries were reported to the World Health Organization (WHO): 182 from Saudi Arabia, three from Oman, three from the United Arab Emirates, and one from Malaysia.