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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 Thursday, June 5th, 2014
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Yogurt Covered Craisins recalled due to undeclared peanuts

PRESS RELEASE Ocean Spray today announced it has taken the precautionary measure of voluntarily recalling two production lots of Ocean Spray® Greek Yogurt Covered Craisins® Dried Cranberries because the products More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014
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Saudi Arabia updates MERS numbers, over 100 cases added

After a review by the Saudi Arabia Ministry of Health’s (MOH) Command & Control Center last month in an effort to ensure a more complete and accurate understanding of the MERS-CoV outbreak in the Kingdom, More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, June 1st, 2014
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Algeria reports two MERS cases

Two Algerian men who were in Saudi Arabia for the performance of Umrah have been confirmed positive for the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV), according to a Ministry of Health and Population More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, May 28th, 2014
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MERS spread from Indiana case to Illinois man ruled out after comprehensive lab analysis: CDC

PRESS RELEASE After completing additional and more definitive laboratory tests, CDC officials have concluded that an Indiana MERS patient did not spread the virus to an Illinois associate during a business meeting More...

By Guest Author On Wednesday, May 21st, 2014
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MERS Not As Threatening As Other Diseases

The case of Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) jumping from person to person earlier this week has had the Centers for Disease Control and the public worried over a possible pandemic. Now, infectious disease More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, May 20th, 2014
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Salmonella Typhimurium outbreak affects 37 people in 18 states, linked to frozen mice

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced today the investigation of a multistate Salmonella Typhimurium outbreak that has sickened 37 people in 18 states since the beginning of the year. Epidemiologic, More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, May 20th, 2014
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Chloroquine and chlorpromazine among the drugs to show activity against MERS

PRESS RELEASE WASHINGTON, DC – May 19, 2014 – A series of research articles published ahead of print in the journal Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy have identified a number of existing pharmaceutical More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, May 17th, 2014
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Illinois man tests positive for MERS antibodies, likely contracted virus from Indiana patient

Just days after Illinois health officials reported that there was no spread from the first Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) case in Indiana, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, May 12th, 2014
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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 Herriman 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 Herriman 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 Herriman On Sunday, May 4th, 2014
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Indiana MERS patient ‘improving’, no new cases reported

In a follow up to a report Friday, the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) is reporting the still unnamed MERS coronavirus case, the first in the United States, remains hospitalized in good condition and More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, May 2nd, 2014
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MERS coronavirus confirmed in Indiana, first case reported in the US

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Indiana Department of Health have confirmed today the first case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) in the United States in a More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, April 18th, 2014
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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 Herriman On Wednesday, April 16th, 2014
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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 Herriman 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 Herriman On Thursday, April 3rd, 2014
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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 The Dispatch On Friday, March 14th, 2014
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Dole Fresh Vegetables recall of bagged salads extends to the 15 states

One day after the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) announced a recall of Dole brand Italian Blend salad  due to possible Listeria contamination, the US FDA issued the firm press release affecting consumers More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, March 13th, 2014
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Sliced fruit distributed to Costco recalled due to possible salmonella

PRESS RELEASE March 13, 2014 – ALBANY, OR. – Oregon Freeze Dry, Inc. of Albany, OR has voluntarily recalled 59,780 cases of Kirkland Signature Real Sliced Fruit, produced exclusively for Costco Wholesale More...


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