Tag archive for ‘Jeddah’
By The Dispatch On Monday, July 14th, 2014

Saudi Arabia reports seven additional MERS cases, global total now at 834

On 3, 5, 6, 8 and 10 July 2014, the National IHR Focal Point for Saudi Arabia reported an additional 7 laboratory-confirmed cases of infection with Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV), and the More...

By Robert On Thursday, June 26th, 2014

MERS virus update: Four new cases in Saudi Arabia, details on the 113 retrospective cases

The World Health Organization (WHO) released two new Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) updates today; one concerning new cases reported in the Saudi Kingdom and one that details the 113 retrospective More...

By Robert On Monday, May 12th, 2014

Public Health England responds to second MERS case transiting through London

For the second time in two weeks, a laboratory-confirmed Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) case en route to the United States transited through London prompting Public Health England (PHE) More...

By Robert On Monday, May 12th, 2014
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Florida reports the second case of MERS virus in the US

  Ten days after the first Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) was confirmed in the United States in an Indiana man, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Florida Department More...

By Robert On Thursday, May 8th, 2014
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Saudi Arabia: King Fahd Hospital chief removed as WHO finishes MERS visit

The Saudi Arabian Health Ministry announced Tuesday the removal of the head of  the King Fahd Hospital in Jeddah as part of its move to deal with the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) crisis More...

By Robert On Friday, April 18th, 2014

Greece reports first MERS coronavirus case

A 69-year-old Greek man who was in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia and returned to Greece yesterday, has been confirmed positive for the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV), according to the Greek news More...

By Robert On Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

MERS coronavirus makes first appearance in Asia: Malaysia, Philippines report MERS-CoV cases

The Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) has been confirmed for the first time in Asia as the Malaysian Ministry of Health reports a confirmed death in a man from Batu Pahat, Johor. Image/Maureen More...

By Robert On Sunday, April 13th, 2014
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MERS coronavirus appears in Yemen for the first time, possible virus mutation suggested

The Republic of Yemen, a country on the southern tip of the Arabian Peninsula, has reported its first case of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) today, according to a report in the Egyptian More...

By Robert On Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

Saudi Arabia to give infectious disease allowance for medical personnel

The Saudi Arabia Ministry of Health announced monetary allowance that will for medical and paramedical personnel who routinely come into contact with patients suffering from highly infectious diseases, according More...

By Robert On Friday, November 8th, 2013

Four more MERS Coronavirus cases reported from the Middle East, brings global total to 155

There has been four additional Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) cases reported from news agencies and health officials from three Middle Eastern countries–Saudi Arabia, Qatar and More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

Saudi Arabia calls for US to attack Syria

Saudi Arabia’s intelligence chief told European diplomats this weekend that he plans to scale back cooperating with the US to arm and train Syrian rebels in protest against Washington’s policy in the region, More...

By Robert On Monday, October 14th, 2013
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Saudi Arabia reports two more MERS deaths, brings global total for fatalities to 60

The World Health Organization (WHO) reported today in a Global Alert and Response (GAR) of two additional laboratory confirmed cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) in Saudi Arabia with More...

By Robert On Saturday, August 3rd, 2013

State Department issues ‘worldwide travel alert’ and closes 21 embassies due to ‘terror’ threat

The US Department of State issued a “worldwide” travel alert Friday over unspecified terror threats by al-Qa’ida and affiliated organizations. The travel alert is in effect until Aug. 31. “Current More...

By Robert 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 On Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

Jeddah reports a dozen new dengue fever cases, brings total for 2013 to 300

Twelve new cases of dengue fever have been diagnosed in patients of the coastal city of Jeddah last week, bringing the total number of cases to approximately 300, according to an Arab News report Tuesday. Aedes More...



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