How the coronavirus compares to SARS, swine flu, Zika, and other epidemics

2020-03-11 08:47

To some, the coronavirus outbreak is reminiscent of SARS, swine flu, Zika, and other epidemics that have caused panic in recent memory.

Experimental drug shows promise against dangerous viruses

2017-07-03 10:33

Coronaviruses infect birds and mammals, and include severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS).

South Korea declares formal end to MERS virus outbreak

2015-12-23 14:36

South Korea has declared a formal end to an outbreak of the MERS virus that killed 38 people and sickened dozens of others since May.

Last S Korea MERS patient re-diagnosed with virus

2015-10-13 08:47

A South Korean man believed cured of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome has been re-diagnosed with the deadly virus, health officials say.

South Korea declares end to MERS outbreak

2015-07-28 05:42

South Korea has declared the effective end to a deadly outbreak of MERS that killed 36 people, triggered widespread panic and stymied growth in Asia's fourth-largest economy.

Foreigner with MERS in Philippines now free of the virus

2015-07-10 12:22

Officials say a foreigner who tested positive for MERS after arriving in the Philippines from the Middle East is now free of the virus and will leave the hospital this weekend.

Thailand's first MERS case to leave hospital

2015-07-03 11:44

An Omani man who became Thailand's first case of MERS has made a full recovery and will be discharged from hospitaL, Thailand's health minister says.

S Korea fears MERS may have spread to new hospital

2015-06-27 09:00

South Korea says it is closely monitoring a hospital in eastern Seoul over fears that hundreds of people there may have been exposed to the deadly MERS virus.

South Korea reports 3 more MERS cases

2015-06-23 10:50

South Korea has reported three new MERS cases but no additional deaths, bringing to 175 the total number of confirmed cases.

South Korea sees 2 more MERS deaths

2015-06-22 08:49

Two people have died in South Korea of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, and three others have been diagnosed, officials say.


Deadly diseases: 5 recent outbreaks we should watch out for

2017-10-31 07:40

After reporting on the recent bubonic plague outbreak in Madagascar, we looked at other recent outbreaks of potentially fatal diseases.

How killer virus was spread in S Korea - report

2016-07-09 16:30

Researchers say a single patient infected 82 people with the deadly MERS virus in an overcrowded South Korean emergency room in 2015.

Researchers discover variants of MERS virus

2015-12-18 12:22

Five variants of the deadly Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus have been uncovered, but an experimental vaccine for camels is showing promise.

MERS outbreak: South Korea to replace health minister

2015-08-04 10:33

South Korea’s president has decided to replace her health minister in the wake of criticism over the government’s handling of the MERS virus outbreak that killed at least 36 people.

South Korea reports 36th MERS death

2015-07-10 18:00

South Korea has reported its 36th death from MERS, although it has had no confirmed new cases of the virus in the past five days.

Philippines confirms second MERS case

2015-07-06 10:25

The Philippines have confirmed a second case of the deadly MERS corona virus in a 36-year-old foreigner who showed symptoms of the disease after arriving in Manila from Dubai.

S Korea cautiously reports no new MERS cases or deaths

2015-06-29 16:12

South Korea has reported no new cases of MERS or deaths from the virus for the first time in nine days, but officials warn there is no indication yet that the outbreak has been brought under control.

South Korea reports 4 new MERS cases

2015-06-24 10:05

South Korea has reported four new cases of MERS, its third consecutive day without any fatalities, as the total number of infections rose to 179.

MERS: Malaysia to step up screening an entry points

2015-06-22 12:39

Malaysia will step up health screenings after the first case of Middle-East Respiratory Syndrome was reported in neighbouring Thailand last week, a report says.

South Korea reports three new MERS cases

2015-06-21 08:12

South Korea has reported three new cases of MERS as health authorities remained vigilant about the spread of the virus, which appeared to have slowed in recent days.

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