Quotes: US MENA   Enter Symbol: NewsLetter: Search: advanced

Improve hygiene standards to limit spread of Mers-CoV  Join our daily free Newsletter

MENAFN - Khaleej Times - 23/04/2014
No. of Ratings : 0
Add to Mixx!



(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) The arab hygiene council has stressed on the need for increased levels of hygiene as a preventative measure against middle east respiratory syndrome-coronavirus (mers-cov).

according to the world health organisation (who) from september 2012 there have been a total of 243 laboratory-confirmed cases of mers-cov infections including 93 deaths globally.

preventive measures

avoid close contact with people with severe respiratory illness-like symptoms — cough shortness of breath and breathing difficulties.

practice good hand-hygiene: wash your hands frequently with an antibacterial soap and water. once washed dry your hands with a single use tissue paper.

practise cough etiquette: sneeze into your elbow rather than your hands to minimise hand contamination.

avoid touching your mouth nose and eyes with your hands.

if soap and water is unavailable use a hand-sanitiser.

regularly disinfect hand contact surfaces such as door handles taps and light switches especially in offices.

who statistics show that the number of cases between march and april 2014 increased by 27.2 per cent. the virus is transmitted through close contact with other people leading to acute respiratory illness fever cough and shortness of breath.

arab hygiene council member dr mohammed halwani said: “following the increased reports of cases of the mers-cov we urge the public to become more vigilant when it comes to their personal hygiene practices.

“we know that good hygiene especially hand washing with a trusted antiseptic soap appropriate respiratory measures and disinfection of commonly touched surfaces can help prevent the spread of coronavirus. practising good hygiene is everyone’s responsibility and something we can do easily for ourselves especially because mers-cov has no cure or vaccine and prevention is the only way to stay healthy.”

this advice is particularly relevant during mass gatherings such as during umrah and hajj when the risk of infection is the highest.

asmaalizain?khaleejtimes.com


 






  MENA News Headlines
 Aug 29 2014 - Flydubai announces 3 new routes to East AfricaMENAFN
(MENAFN) Flydubai announced the addition of three new East African routes, bringing the total number of destinations in the airline's network to 80, Khaleej Times reported.The launch of the new ...

 Aug 29 2014 - UAE's Danube posts 16% sales growth in H1MENAFN
(MENAFN) Danube Group announced it achieved a continuous sales growth of 16 percent in January-June period, due to the launch of their real estate division, Danube Properties and the re-branding of ...

 Aug 29 2014 - US equity firm set to buy stakes at Dubai's GEMSMENAFN
(MENAFN) Blackstone Group LP, a New York-based private equity firm, is close to a deal to acquire a minority stake in Dubai's GEMS Education, marking its first investment in the Middle East, Arabian ...

 Aug 29 2014 - Burger King's new acquisition will not have effect on ME operationsMENAFN
(MENAFN) Burger King's acquisition of Tim Horton's will not have an effect on the fast food chain's operations in the Middle East, Gulf News reported.According to a statement by Burger King, the ...

 Aug 29 2014 - INMEX and SMM India Global exhibition organizers join forces to launch Indian subcontinents largest maritime eventINMEX SMM IndiaMENAFN Press
(MENAFN Press) INmex & SMM join handsTaking advantage of the expected growth the Indian maritime industry is set to witness over the next six years Informa Exhibitions organizers of INMEX ...

 Aug 28 2014 - New Garcinia Cambogia Extract Whole Body Review By Top Doctors Like Dr OZ Website Launched For Weight Loss and Diet Management And Side Effects InfoMENAFN Press
(MENAFN Press) Palm Bay, U.S. – /PressCable/ - Satisfied Customer Review and TestimonialEver since it was recently introduced to the world on the Dr. Oz television program Garcinia Cambogia has ...

 Aug 28 2014 - The Diabetes Protocol ReviewCan Dr.Pullmans Treatment Really Reverse DiabetesMENAFN Press
(MENAFN Press) Read this honest review of Dr. Pullman's eBook and reveal how effective is this diabetes treatment. Additionally find out if this will be a risk investment or not? Here is the good ...

 Aug 28 2014 - Ronn LucasVentriloquism Fun Facts Weekly SpecialMENAFN Press
(MENAFN Press) Celebrity Dummies serves as the largest seller of ventriloquist dummies in the area of Tampa FL nowadays. The company is well known in the different parts of the country at the ...

 Aug 28 2014 - HVAC-Connect.com Launches Affiliate ProgramBeneficial Opportunity For HVAC Refrigeration 038 Plumbing Industry In The United States and CanadaMENAFN Press
(MENAFN Press) HVAC Connect is the most complete and advanced HVAC Plumbing and Refrigeration business directory and is fully integrated with Social Medias.MONTREAL CANADA August 28 2014. HVAC ...

 Aug 28 2014 - Thomas Wyroba Iconic Artist and Arts Educator Passes AwayMENAFN Press
(MENAFN Press) Tom Wyroba Iconic Artist and Arts Educator— Dedicated His Life To Mentoring a New Generation of Art Students —(Miami) August 28th 2014 - Born into an iconic family of artists and ...

more...


 






Google

Taqs

 
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

MENAFN News Market Data Countries Tools Section  
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network
Arabic MENAFN

Main News
News By Industry
News By Country

IPO News
Islamic Finance News
Private Equity News

How-To Guides
Technology Section

Travel Section

Search News

Market Indices
Quotes & Charts

Global Indices
Arab Indices

US Markets Details

Commodoties

Oil & Energy

Currencies Cross Rates
Currencies Updates
Currency Converter

USA Stocks
Arab Stocks
 

Algeria 
Bahrain 
Egypt 
Iraq
Jordan 
Kuwait 
Lebanon
Morocco 
Oman 
Palestine
Qatar 
Saudi Arabia 
Syria
Tunisia 
UAE 
Yemen

Weather
Investment Game
Economic Calendar
Financial Glossary

My MENAFN
Portfolio Tracker

Voting

Financial Calculators

RSS Feeds [XML]

Corporate Monitor

Events

Real Estate
Submit Your Property

Arab Research
Buy a Research

Press Releases
Submit your PR

Join Newsletters


 
© 2000 menafn.com All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Advertise | About MENAFN | Career Opportunities | Feedback | Help