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Thailand confirms MERS CoV in traveler

Thailand today confirmed Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS CoV) disease in a traveller, the second such case in the country in the last seven months, as WHO cautioned other member states in its South-East Asia Region against the

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Mers cases are reducing before haj: Saudi Minister

A recent surge in cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (Mers), a sometimes deadly virus, in Saudi Arabia has ebbed in the run-up to Islam's annual haj pilgrimage, the kingdom's Health Minister Khaled Al-Falih said on Thursday.

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Medizone delivers Aseptic systems to help eliminate Mers

Medizone International, the manufacturers of the AsepticSure Hospital Disinfection System, has sold and delivered the initial two Aseptic sytems to Al-Hidaya International Medical Services Company headquartered in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

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Mers virus, a biological weapon?

The Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (Mers) coronavirus could have been developed as a biological weapon, a Saudi Arabian official has said. Abdullah Asiri, the ministry’s undersecretary for preventive health, was quoted by

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Govts are not following advice on Mers, experts warn

Governments are not doing all they should to tackle the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (Mers), a committee of health experts at the World Health Organization said.   The WHO's emergency committee, wh

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Surge in new Mers cases recorded in Riyadh

Saudi Arabia's Health Ministry has confirmed 58 new cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (Mers) in the country since the start of August, data on its website shows, the highest rise in recorded infections since February.

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Most recent Mers patients in Saudi are health workers

A majority of patients those who have recently contracted the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (Mers-CoV) in Saudi Arabia were health workers, according to a report.   The World Health Organization (W

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Expert tips for protection from dangerous viruses

From a few sniffles to a chesty cough, headache and runny nose, any changes to air-conditioned environments, temperature and a population of constant travelers are culprits often slapped with the blame of different viruses, according to an exp

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Bahrain is still on Mers alert

People in Bahrain could still be at risk of contracting coronavirus, despite camels in the country testing negative for the deadly virus. Health authorities in the kingdom conducted nationwide tests on camels, which were believed to be the sou

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Mers-CoV rampant in Saudi due to camels: WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) has attributed the lack of control over the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronovirus (Mers-CoV) to camels, as compared to South Korea which got rid of the disease within two months, according to a report

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