MERS

Making Haj free from Zika, MERS

The Health Ministry will focus on the prevention of infectious diseases such as the MERS and Zika during Haj. The ministry will also be carefully monitoring diseases such as cerebral spinal fever, meningitis, yellow fever and polio among the incoming pilgrims, said an official. The ministry is focusing on educating[…]

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South Korean MERS cases on the rise

South Korean President Park Geun-hye postponed a U.S. visit on Wednesday to supervise the handling of an outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), as two more people died and 13 new cases were reported, lifting the total number of patients to 108. Park had been due to leave for[…]

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Hygiene helps prevent MERS: WHO

A World Health Organization official is reminding millions of Muslims making a pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia, to exercise basic hygiene as mass gatherings pose risks of spreading the Middle East respiratory syndrome. The U.N. agency has recorded 827 cases of MERS and 287 deaths, mostly in Saudi Arabia. The[…]

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Pilgrims undeterred by MERS fears

Muslim pilgrims from around the world are pouring into the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia, undeterred by the spread of the MERS virus which has killed 284 people in the kingdom.The faithful who dream of visiting Islam’s holiest shrines in Mecca and Medina travel to western Saudi Arabia[…]

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