- The discovery of MERS virus fragments in a camel barn suggests the deadly disease is airborne, like the cold or the flu.
- A family of three from the United Arab Emirates, including a pregnant mother, was recently infected by the MERS virus. The mother was able to give birth before she died from infection.
- The WHO has reported another confirmed case of MERS in Qatar, raising the total number of confirmed cases worldwide to 139.
- Scientists have discovered a way to make MERS coronavirus unable to grow, and have figured out how they can use it to create a vaccine for the deadly infection.
- Saudi Arabian tomb bats may be the animal origin of the deadly MERS.
- Latest research reveals important differences in how the new MERS coronavirus and the SARS virus from 2003 afflict patients.
Mystery Coronavirus Renamed Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus As Two Saudi Healthcare Workers Fall IllAs the new coronavirus spreads and infects more people, especially those who have traveled to Saudi Arabia, a formal name is finally given to the faceless killer.
- Before the Hajj pilgrimage brings millions of Muslims to Mecca in October 2013, the WHO is assessing MERS-CoV health risk in Saudi Arabia, where the deadly coronavirus disease has infected 33 people.
- A mysterious illness that struck seven people in Alabama earlier this week has been determined to be a combination of cold and flu viruses.
- WHO officials say scientists worldwide should be sharing information on the recent spread of coronavirus, not looking to profit from their work.
- The novel coronavirus has killed a Tunisian man and infected two of his adult children after their trip to Saudi Arabia.
- Two nurses in Saudi Arabia are added to the country's list of now 30 infected individuals.