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Bahrain ‘free from Mers-Cov’: Minister

Bahrain is free from coronavirus which causes the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (Mers). Health Ministry assistant under- secretary for primary and public healthcare Dr Mariam Al Jalahma said all 770 blood samples taken have tur

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Mers takes one more life in Saudi

A 74-year-old Saudi man has died in Riyadh following Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (Mers) coronavirus infection, a report said. Another senior senior citizen infected by the virus is currently under intensive care, a report in the Ar

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No fresh Mers case in Saudi in 25 days

Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Health has reported no fresh case of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (Mers-CoV) in the past 25 days, said a report. It also claimed that two patients made a full recovery from the

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Saudi mostly Mers free in Ramadan

Saudi Arabia reported only 10 confirmed new cases of a deadly respiratory disease during Ramadan, and subsequent Eid Al-Fitr holiday, after fears that an influx of pilgrims over the period might spread the infection more widely. N

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Mers virus detected in air samples from Saudi camel barn

Saudi scientists have found gene fragments of the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (Mers) virus in air from a barn housing an infected camel and say this suggests the disease may be transmitted through the air. Mers, a seri

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Saudi mulls camel imports ban as virus spreads

Saudi Arabia suspects a virus that has killed hundreds of people there may have arrived in camels from the Horn of Africa, and could ban such imports until it knows more, the kingdom's chief scientist told Reuters. Any ban on

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Saudi confirms 4 new virus cases

Saudi Arabia has notified the World Health Organisation (WHO) of four new laboratory-confirmed cases with Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV), said a report.   Of these, two are from Riyadh region - a 38-ye

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Saudi hospital buys disinfection systems to fight Mers

King Fahad Medical City (KFMC) has purchased 12 portable disinfection systems from UV-C Technologies to destroy organisms in its environment including the hospital and ambulances, said a report. While the immediate need is to combat t

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Mers abating, but still a concern: WHO

An outbreak of deadly Mers virus infections remains a serious public health problem, the World Health Organisation said on Tuesday, but an upsurge in cases is abating and the disease does not constitute a global emergency.  

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Saudi Mers response hobbled by institutional failings

When Saudi Arabia announced last week it had found 113 more cases of the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (Mers), it didn't just force a rethink of the threat the virus poses, it exposed institutional failings. Saudi he

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