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.
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.
Coronavirus: collaboration and surveillance the key to early detection and understanding the riskArchived
European, international and national public health authorities have been working closely together since the identification of two cases with a novel coronavirus became known. One case has died in Saudi Arabia and the second is in intensive care in a London hospital.