Published On: Tue, Apr 29th, 2014

Saudi Health Minister, Adel Faqih, warns against consuming camel meat and milk

On the same day researchers from the Columbia UniversityMailman School of Public Health, King Saud University, and EcoHealth Alliance published their findings of  extracting a complete, live, infectious MERS coronavirus (MERS-CoV) from two dromedary camels in Saudi Arabia, essentially implicating the animals as the source of the outbreak, the new Saudi Arabia Health Minister issued a warning for the public.

During a news conference Tuesday concerning the progress being made in the MERS coronavirus outbreak, Minister Adel Faqih advised to abstain from consuming camel meat or milk, according to a Al-Riyadh report (computer translated).

In addition to the above warning, Faqih also advised older pilgrims, 65 years and older, to postpone Hajj and Umrah. Earlier reports say that at least five people were sickened with MERS coronavirus at Umrah.





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