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Surge in new Mers cases recorded in Riyadh

Saudi Arabia's Health Ministry has confirmed 58 new cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (Mers) in the country since the start of August, data on its website shows, the highest rise in recorded infections since February.

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Most recent Mers patients in Saudi are health workers

A majority of patients those who have recently contracted the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (Mers-CoV) in Saudi Arabia were health workers, according to a report.   The World Health Organization (W

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Expert tips for protection from dangerous viruses

From a few sniffles to a chesty cough, headache and runny nose, any changes to air-conditioned environments, temperature and a population of constant travelers are culprits often slapped with the blame of different viruses, according to an exp

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Bahrain is still on Mers alert

People in Bahrain could still be at risk of contracting coronavirus, despite camels in the country testing negative for the deadly virus. Health authorities in the kingdom conducted nationwide tests on camels, which were believed to be the sou

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Mers-CoV rampant in Saudi due to camels: WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) has attributed the lack of control over the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronovirus (Mers-CoV) to camels, as compared to South Korea which got rid of the disease within two months, according to a report

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S Korea declares country out of Mers danger

South Korea declared on Tuesday it is effectively out of danger from Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (Mers), more than two months after the first case was reported and began spreading in hospital settings to kill 36 people. The o

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Sick warned against Hajj pilgrimage

Bahrainis suffering from chronic diseases have been warned against performing Hajj this year, a report said. Health officials said they could not prevent people from going on the pilgrimage, but strongly urged Bahrainis aged more

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Omani visiting Thailand declared free of Mers

An Omani man who became Thailand's first case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (Mers) has been declared free of the deadly virus, Thailand's health ministry said on Monday. The 75-year-old man, who had travelled to Bang

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S.Korea reports two more deaths in Mers outbreak

South Korea's health ministry reported on Monday two more deaths in the country's Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) outbreak, bringing the number of fatalities to 27. The ministry also confirmed three new cases, taki

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Thailand says 175 exposed to Mers patient

A total of 175 people were exposed to Thailand's only case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and the patient's condition has improved, the health ministry said on Saturday. In a statement, the ministry said it had

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