Epidemiological update: Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV)
Since April 2012 and as of 2 July 2014, overall 842 cases of MERS-CoV infection have been reported by local health authorities worldwide, including 322 deaths.
Epidemiological update: MERS-CoV case imported to Turkey, 21 October 2014
On 18 October 2014, the Ministry of Health Turkey reported that a Turkish citizen working in Saudi Arabia died on 11 October 2014, ten days after onset of a confirmed MERS-CoV infection.
Fourth Global Influenza Seroepidemiology Expert Meeting (CONSISE)
A two-day workshop of CONSISE (the Consortium for the Standardization of Influenza Seroepidemiology) took place back-to-back with the global influenza conference Options for the control of influenza.
New case of MERS-CoV identified in the United Kingdom
A new case of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) has been confirmed by Public Health England (PHE) on the 23 August. Health authorities are identifying close contacts of the patient as a precautionary measure. This is the fifth case of MERS-CoV diagnosed in England, where there have been no cases since 2013.
Epidemiological update: two cases of a novel coronavirus laboratory confirmedArchived
A novel coronavirus has been identified with laboratory tests in two patients both with severe respiratory and renal disease. Coronaviruses are a group of viruses causing respiratory infections in humans and animals.