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Stay away from camel meat, Saudis advised

Riyadh, April 30, 2014

Saudi Acting Health Minister Adel Fakeih has urged people to stay away from camel meat and milk in order to prevent Mers coronavirus infection.

Fakeih told a news conference that wearing masks was only necessary in places where direct contact with coronavirus patients are taking place.

Meanwhile, three new deaths from the Mers were reported from Saudi Arabia yesterday, taking the toll to 105. Six new infections were also reported raising the total number of cases diagnosed to 345.

Fakeih said a group of Western experts and representatives of the WHO have met for two days in Riyadh to discuss “a series of preventive measures... to contain the spread” of Mers, said an Arab News report.




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