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Experts warn of diseases surge in Gulf region

Experts have warned of a ‘phenomenal’ rise in infectious diseases set to hit the Gulf over the next decade. Under-diagnosed native infections, such as the recent Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (Mers-CoV)

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More work needed to control Mers-CoV in Saudi: experts

More progress is needed to control the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (Mers-CoV) in Saudi Arabia, according to a team of experts from the World Health Organization (WHO), the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the

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UN team probes Mers virus surge in Saudi

An international team of United Nations human and animal health experts has flown to Saudi Arabia to investigate a recent surge in cases of a deadly virus known as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, or Mers. Speaking from Riyadh on

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WHO still concerned about spread of Saudi Mers virus

The World Health Organization (WHO) said it remained worried about the spread of Mers, a respiratory disease that has infected and killed hundreds of people, overwhelmingly in Saudi Arabia. In an update issued after a meeting of i

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Saudi tackles Mers virus, still hunting source

Saudi Arabia has not yet traced the source of a mysterious camel virus, leaving many questions about a disease that has killed 346 people in the kingdom. The lack of scientific evidence about how camels contract the virus, which c

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Saudi tackles Mers virus, still hunting source

Saudi Arabia has not yet traced the source of a mysterious camel virus, leaving many questions about a disease that has killed 346 people in the kingdom. The lack of scientific evidence about how camels contract the virus, which c

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Saudi Arabia finds six new Mers cases

Saudi Arabia said it had detected six new cases of the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (Mers) in 24 hours, the biggest daily jump for months with officials blaming lax hospital procedures. The recent surge in cases, now nu

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Doctors trained to combat infections during Haj

Health authorities in Makkah have begun training their personnel, including nurses and doctors, to prevent the spread of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome-coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection during the Haj season, a report said. Nearly

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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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