Saturday 12 July 2014

Mers caused by camels, confirms Saudi study

A Saudi man who became infected with and died of the new Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (Mers) virus contracted the disease from a camel in his own herd which was also sick, scientists said on Wednesday. In a study which reinfor


Love for camel may hinder control of Mers

The 40-odd men gathered in a sandy, dung-scattered auction pen at one of Saudi Arabia's largest camel markets were fiercely dismissive of a link scientists have found between the animals and an often fatal virus in humans. &qu


Camels prime suspects in Saudi virus outbreak

People infected with a deadly virus that emerged in Saudi Arabia last year may have caught it from one-humped camels, used in the region for meat, milk, transport and racing.   In a study into what kind of animal


Bahrain drive funding fight against sickle cell

Bahrain has launched an art project featuring colourful camel statues across the country to help raise thousands of dinars for the fight against sickle cell anaemia. Organisers hope to raise up to BD100,000 ($265, 200) from the sale, which


Abu Dhabi probes feed effect on camels

The Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority (ADFCA) said it has launched a research project to study the physiological and pathological effects of fungal Ryegrass feed in camels funded and supported by Dahraa Agricultural Company. The research p


Identical camel twins born in Dubai

In an unprecedented breakthrough in the GCC region, Dubai –based scientists have successfully produced the first identical twin camels using  the embryo splitting technology.    Zahi and Baih, the two identical twins,

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