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By Robert Herriman On Thursday, June 12th, 2014
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Saudi Arabia advises certain groups postpone Hajj and Umrah pilgrimages due to MERS outbreak

In response to international outbreaks of disease like the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV), the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Ministry of Health recommends that the following groups postpone the More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, March 9th, 2014
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Philippines DOH warn of six summer diseases

The Philippines Department of Health (DOH) issued a warning today for the public concerning 6 common summer diseases or conditions  that can adversely affect one’s health. These are Sore eyes, Sunburn, Sipon More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, February 23rd, 2014
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MERS coronavirus tally: ECDC

The Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) by the numbers, according to the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC): As of 21 February 2014, 186 laboratory-confirmed cases of MERS-CoV More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, February 2nd, 2014
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Saudi Arabia reports new MERS coronavirus case in Riyadh citizen

The Saudi Arabia Ministry of Health (MOH) has reported a new case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) in a citizen of Riyadh, according to a Saudi MOH press release today (computer translated). Image/Maureen More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, January 27th, 2014
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MERS coronavirus cases reported from Saudi Arabia and Jordan, global total now 180

Two additional laboratory-confirmed  Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) have been reported to the World Health Organization (WHO), one each from Saudi Arabia and Jordan, according to a WHO More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, January 13th, 2014
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Pig virus, Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus, reported in 22 states

The number of cases of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDv) has eclipsed 2,000 and has spread to 22 states, according to a recent Reuters report. US Department of Agriculture officials fear it could get worse More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, November 15th, 2013
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Qatar reports new case of MERS Coronavirus

A 61-year-old  man who was in Qatar looking for work is the latest case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV), according to a Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) report Thursday (computer translated). Image/Maureen More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, November 1st, 2013
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Three new MERS coronavirus cases reported from Saudi Arabia, global total now at 149

The World Health Organization (WHO) has been notified of three more laboratory-confirmed cases of  Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection from Saudi Arabia, according to the latest WHO More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, October 24th, 2013
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Global MERS coronavirus outbreak up to 144 as Saudi Arabia reports five new cases

The Saudi Arabia Ministry of Health has notified the World Health Organization (WHO) of five additional cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection from Riyadh and Medinah, according More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, August 25th, 2013
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MERS coronavirus cases top 100 globally

The global Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) outbreak has topped 100 cases this week as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) put the total count at 103 as of Friday. Image/CIA The More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, July 17th, 2013
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MERS does not constitute a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC): Emergency committee

In a follow-up to a report July 6, the second meeting of the Emergency Committee convened by the WHO Director-General under the International Health Regulations met today and to determine whether the Middle East More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, July 11th, 2013
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Saudi Arabia reports 81st global case of MERS coronavirus in Asir man

The Saudi Arabia Ministry of Health has reported one additional case of  Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV), according to a ministry news release. Image/Maureen Metcalfe; Azaibi Tamin The More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, July 8th, 2013
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A conversation about MERS coronavirus: Dispatch Radio

With the latest case count of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) now standing at 80, there has been a great deal of attention given to this relatively new viral outbreak. On Saturday’s More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, July 7th, 2013
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Saudi Arabia announces another MERS case, global total now 80

The Ministry of Health (MoH) in Saudi Arabia has announced one additional laboratory-confirmed case and two deaths in previously confirmed cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, July 5th, 2013
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MERS coronavirus: Two more cases reported in Saudi Arabia, study says virus does not yet have pandemic potential

The Ministry of Health (MoH) in Saudi Arabia has announced two additional laboratory-confirmed cases and two deaths in previously confirmed cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013
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Saudi Arabia confirms two additional MERS deaths

The country that accounts for eight out of 10 global cases of  Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) has reported two additional deaths, according to a Saudi Arabia Ministry of Health (MOH) news More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, June 15th, 2013
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Saudi Arabia reports three more MERS coronavirus cases, brings Saudi total to 46, global total to 61

The Saudi Arabia Ministry of Health has reported three more laboratory-confirmed Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) cases, in addition to the three reported June 14, bringing the global total More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, March 23rd, 2013
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WHO reports 16th novel coronavirus case, again from Saudi Arabia

A new confirmed case of novel coronavirus (nCoV), the 16th case,  has been reported by the World Health Organization (WHO) on March 23. Image/CIA The Saudi Arabia Ministry of Health reports the patient is a contact More...


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