Quotes: MENA   Enter Symbol: NewsLetter: Search: advanced

Filipino paramedic dies of MERS in UAE  Join our daily free Newsletter

MENAFN - AFP - 13/04/2014
No. of Ratings : 0
Add to Mixx!

(MENAFN - AFP) The United Arab Emirates announced Friday that one of six Filipino paramedics in the UAE who have been infected by the MERS coronavirus has died from the respiratory disease.The announcement comes just days after a 24-hour shutdown of the emergency department at a major hospital in Saudi Arabia, where most cases have been reported, amid fears of a spread of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome among medical staff.The UAE interior ministry said the six staff members worked at the Al-Ain Rescue and Ambulance Section in Abu Dhabi.The ministry "has taken all necessary preventive health measures by placing the patients under quarantine," it said in a statement without specifying when the paramedic died.It also urged people who have been transferred lately to hospitals to check on their condition, as a precautionary move.Health authorities in Saudi Arabia had said that three MERS patients in Jeddah were health workers, including one of two who died in the western city in recent weeks, prompting authorities to close the emergency department at the city's King Fahd Hospital for 24 hours late on Monday.Saudi Arabia has recorded 182 MERS infections, of whom 67 have died since the virus first appeared in the kingdom in September 2012.The World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Friday that it had been told of 212 laboratory-confirmed cases of MERS infection worldwide, of which 88 have proved fatal.The first MERS infection in the UAE was announced in July last year, while its first death from the SARS-like virus was announced in December.Friday's statement did not provide figures on the total number of MERS deaths or infections in the UAE.But the WHO this month said it was notified of the March 30 death of an 64-year-old Emirati man with underlying medical conditions.The man "did not have contact with a previously laboratory-confirmed case, but has had exposure to animals" and had visited a camel farm in Saudi Arabia on March 10.The MERS virus is considered a deadlier but less-transmissible cousin of the SARS virus that erupted in Asia in 2003 and infected 8,273 people, nine percent of whom died. Experts are still struggling to understand MERS, for which there is no known vaccine. A study has said the virus has been "extraordinarily common" in camels for at least 20 years, and may have been passed directly from the animals to humans.



  MENA News Headlines
 Oct 6 2015 - IMF says Iran nuclear deal to boost Mideast economyAFP
(MENAFN - AFP) Iran's landmark nuclear deal will lift economic growth in the war-plagued Middle East next year as the rolling back of sanctions brings a rebound in oil exports, the IMF said ...

 Oct 6 2015 - Abu Dhabi s NBAD is 1 for GCC bonds DealogicEmirates News Agency (WAM)
(MENAFN - Emirates News Agency (WAM)) ABU DHABI 6th October 2015 (WAM) --- National Bank of Abu Dhabi (NBAD) the Safest Bank in Emerging Markets and the Middle East by Global Finance magazine is ...

 Oct 6 2015 - ADEC offers public school students an After School Support ProgrammeEmirates News Agency (WAM)
(MENAFN - Emirates News Agency (WAM)) ABU DHABI 6th October 2015 (WAM) -- The Abu Dhabi Education Council ADEC has organised an "After School Support Programme" for students for the 2015/2016 ...

 Oct 6 2015 - Four UAE soldiers martyred in AdenEmirates News Agency (WAM)
(MENAFN - Emirates News Agency (WAM)) ABU DHABI 6th October 2015 (WAM) -- The General Command of the UAE Armed Forces has announced the death of four of its brave soldiers in Aden during their ...

 Oct 6 2015 - UAE- Ajman Ruler congratulates Egyptian PresidentEmirates News Agency (WAM)
(MENAFN - Emirates News Agency (WAM)) AJMAN 6th October 2015 (WAM) -- H.H. Sheikh Humaid bin Rashid Al Nuaimi Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ajman has sent a cable of congratulations to the ...

 Oct 6 2015 - UAE Ambassador to Bahrain attends mass weddingEmirates News Agency (WAM)
(MENAFN - Emirates News Agency (WAM)) MANAMA 6th October 2015 (WAM) --- Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates to Bahrain Abdul Redha Khouri recently attended a mass wedding for 202 couples with ...

 Oct 6 2015 - Dubai repays US500 million bonds certificatesEmirates News Agency (WAM)
(MENAFN - Emirates News Agency (WAM)) DUBAI 6th October 2015 (WAM) -- The Government of Dubai acting through the Department of Finance has announced that the US$ 500 million Fixed Rate Note ...

 Oct 6 2015 - UAE- Emirates Airline offers special A380 fares to a host of destinationsEmirates News Agency (WAM)
(MENAFN - Emirates News Agency (WAM)) DUBAI 6th October 2016 (WAM) --- Travellers in the UAE gearing up for year-end trips can now enjoy special fares to a host of destinations served by the ...

 Oct 6 2015 - UAE-MENA healthcare providers to spend US2.73bn on IT products services in 2015Emirates News Agency (WAM)
(MENAFN - Emirates News Agency (WAM)) Dubai 6th October 2015 (WAM) - Healthcare providers in the Middle East and North Africa will spend US$2.73 billion on IT products and services in 2015 ...

 Oct 6 2015 - Dhahi Khalfan opens 2015 edition of Critical Communications Middle East in DubaiEmirates News Agency (WAM)
(MENAFN - Emirates News Agency (WAM)) Dubai 6th October 2015 (WAM) - Lieutenant General Dhahi Khalfan Tamim Deputy Chairman of Dubai Police and General Security led the opening ceremony of the ...




Click to Apply


Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

MENAFN News Market Data Countries Tools Section  

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

Main News
News By Industry
News By Country

Islamic Finance News
Private Equity News

How-To Guides
Technology Section

Travel Section

Search News

Market Indices
Quotes & Charts

Global Indices
Arab Indices


Oil & Energy

Currencies Cross Rates
Currencies Updates
Currency Converter

USA Stocks
Arab Stocks

Saudi Arabia 

Economic Calendar
Financial Glossary

Financial Calculators

RSS Feeds [XML]

Corporate Monitor


Real Estate
Submit Your Property

Arab Research
Buy a Research

Press Releases
Submit your PR

Join Newsletters

© 2014 menafn.com All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Advertise | About MENAFN | Career Opportunities | Feedback | Help