Monthly Archives: May 2015

Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Qatar

On 22 May 2015, the National IHR Focal Point of Qatar notified WHO of 1 additional case of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection. A 73-year-old male from Doha city developed symptoms on 10 May and sought medical care at a hospital, whereupon he was treated symptomatically and sent home on the […]

Alterations to the eye microbiome of contact lens wearers may increase infections

A study comparing the bacteria found in the eyes of people who use contact lenses with that of non-lens wearers finds the two groups have different microbiome compositions. …read more

Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Republic of Korea

On 30 May 2015, the National IHR Focal Point of the Republic of Korea notified WHO of an additional confirmed case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV). The 12th case is a 49-year-old male who is the husband of the 11th case that was reported in a previous DON on 30 May. […]

Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – China

On 29 May 2015, the National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC) of China notified WHO of one confirmed case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV). The case is a 44 year-old male from the Republic of Korea. The patient is the son of the third MERS-CoV case and the younger brother of […]

Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Republic of Korea

Between 26 and 29 May 2015, the National IHR Focal Point of the Republic of Korea notified WHO of additional confirmed cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV). This DON describes the 8 additional cases and provides an update on the 3 cases of MERS-CoV infection reported in a previous DON on 24 […]