Health authorities in Makkah have begun training their personnel, including nurses and doctors, to prevent the spread of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome-coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection during the Haj season, a report said.
Bahrain is free from coronavirus which causes the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (Mers).
Health Ministry assistant under- secretary for primary and public healthcare Dr Mariam Al Jalahma said all 770 blood samples taken have tur
A 74-year-old Saudi man has died in Riyadh following Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (Mers) coronavirus infection, a report said.
Another senior senior citizen infected by the virus is currently under intensive care, a report in the Ar
Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Health has reported no fresh case of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (Mers-CoV) in the past 25 days, said a report.
It also claimed that two patients made a full recovery from the
Saudi Arabia reported only 10 confirmed new cases of a deadly respiratory disease during Ramadan, and subsequent Eid Al-Fitr holiday, after fears that an influx of pilgrims over the period might spread the infection more widely.
Saudi scientists have found gene fragments of the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (Mers) virus in air from a barn housing an infected camel and say this suggests the disease may be transmitted through the air.
Mers, a seri
Saudi Arabia suspects a virus that has killed hundreds of people there may have arrived in camels from the Horn of Africa, and could ban such imports until it knows more, the kingdom's chief scientist told Reuters.
Any ban on
Saudi Arabia has notified the World Health Organisation (WHO) of four new laboratory-confirmed cases with Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV), said a report.
Of these, two are from Riyadh region - a 38-ye
King Fahad Medical City (KFMC) has purchased 12 portable disinfection systems from UV-C Technologies to destroy organisms in its environment including the hospital and ambulances, said a report.
While the immediate need is to combat t
An outbreak of deadly Mers virus infections remains a serious public health problem, the World Health Organisation said on Tuesday, but an upsurge in cases is abating and the disease does not constitute a global emergency.