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This section contains our coverage of MERS-CoV, which stands for Middle East respiratory syndrome-related coronavirus.

MERS Outbreak in South Korea Grows as Quarantines Climb and Schools Close
Over 1,300 schools in South Korea have closed as a result of a MERS outbreak that has infected 41 people so far. (June 5, 2015)

Illinois Man Catches MERS From Indiana Man
An Illinois man has caught MERS from an Indiana man. The man tested positive for MERS but has had a very mild case. (May 17, 2014)

Two Orlando Health Care Workers Exposed to MERS Patient Fall Ill
Two Orlando health care workers exposed to the MERS patient may have contracted MERS. (May 13, 2014)

Second MERS Case Confirmed in the U.S.
A second MERS case has been confirmed in the U.S. The patient is a healthcare worker who had been traveling in the Middle East. (May 12, 2014)

CDC Confirms First U.S. Case of MERS
The first U.S. case of MERS has been confirmed. The man is in a hospital in Indiana. He recently traveled to Riyadh. (May 2, 2014)

New Study Implicates Camels in MERS Outbreak
A new study implicates camels as the source of the MERS outbreak in the Middle East. (April 29, 2014)

First MERS Case Reported in Mecca as Cases Spike in Saudi Arabia
The first MERS-CoV case has been reported in the Muslim holy city of Mecca. Cases of the mysterious coronavirus have spiked in recent weeks. (April 23, 2014)

Deadly MERS Virus Discovered in Egyptian Tomb Bat in Saudi Arabia
The deadly MERS virus has been discovered in an Egyptian Tomb Bat in Saudi Arabia. (August 22, 2013)

Study Finds Dromedary Camels May Carry Deadly MERS Coronavirus
A new study has found that dromedary camels may carry the deadly MERS virus. (August 12, 2013)

MERS-CoV Cases Increase to 70 with 39 Fatalities
The World Health Organization reports that MERS cases have increased to 70 with 39 fatalities. The WHO is not currently recommending travel restrictions. (June 25, 2013)

MERS Death Toll Climbs to 30 After Three More Deaths Reported in Saudi Arabia
The death tolls from MERS-CoV has climbed to 30 with three more deaths being reported in Saudi Arabia. Some healthcare workers have contracted the virus. (May 30, 2013)

WHO Expands Surveillance Following New Cases of Sars-like Virus in Saudi Arabia Family
The new Sars-like novel coronavirus has re-emerged after first being discovered in September. (November 29, 2012)