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Saudi tackles Mers virus, still hunting source

Saudi Arabia has not yet traced the source of a mysterious camel virus, leaving many questions about a disease that has killed 346 people in the kingdom. The lack of scientific evidence about how camels contract the virus, which c

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Saudi tackles Mers virus, still hunting source

Saudi Arabia has not yet traced the source of a mysterious camel virus, leaving many questions about a disease that has killed 346 people in the kingdom. The lack of scientific evidence about how camels contract the virus, which c

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Saudi Arabia finds six new Mers cases

Saudi Arabia said it had detected six new cases of the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (Mers) in 24 hours, the biggest daily jump for months with officials blaming lax hospital procedures. The recent surge in cases, now nu

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Doctors trained to combat infections during Haj

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. Nearly

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Bahrain ‘free from Mers-Cov’: Minister

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

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Mers takes one more life in Saudi

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

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No fresh Mers case in Saudi in 25 days

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

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Saudi mostly Mers free in Ramadan

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. N

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Mers virus detected in air samples from Saudi camel barn

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

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Saudi mulls camel imports ban as virus spreads

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

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