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

Saudis report five more MERS deaths  Join our daily free Newsletter

MENAFN - Arab Times - 27/04/2014
No. of Ratings : 0
Add to Mixx!



(MENAFN - Arab Times) Riyadh april 26 (agencies): the saudi health ministry on saturday announced five new deaths from the mers coronavirus taking the country's death toll to 92. a statement released overnight added that 14 new cases of middle east respiratory syndrome were detected in the kingdom bringing the total to 313 since the virus first emerged there in september 2012. among the five who died were two elderly palestinians and a bangladeshi woman in her 40s the statement said. the two other victims were saudis. public concern over the spread of mers mounted last week after the resignation of at least four doctors at jeddah's king fahd hospital who refused to treat patients for fear of infection. on thursday king abdullah visited the red sea city and commercial hub in a bid to reassure the public amid fears the virus had mutated to make it more transmissible from person to person. national guard minister prince mitab said his father king abdullah went to jeddah 'to reassure the public and to prove that the exaggerated and false rumours about coronavirus are not true.' 'the mers situation is reassuring and it has not reached the level of an epidemic' he said.

that did not stop the king from dismissing health minister abdullah al-rabiah on monday without an official explanation. labour minister adel fakieh who has taken over as acting health minister has promised 'transparency and to promptly provide the media and society with the information needed.' the world health organisation announced wednesday that it had offered to send international experts to saudi arabia to investigate 'any evolving risk' associated with the transmission pattern of the virus. mers is considered a deadlier but less-transmissible cousin of the sars virus which erupted in asia in 2003 and infected 8273 people nine percent of whom died. meanwhile egypt has discovered its first case of the potentially deadly middle east respiratory syndrome (mers) in an egyptian citizen who had recently returned from saudi arabia egypt's ministry of health said on saturday. the virus which can cause coughing fever and pneumonia has spread from the gulf to europe and has already caused over 90 deaths.

the patient 27 is being treated for pneumonia at a cairo hospital and is in a stable condition the ministry said in a statement. the man who is from the nile delta was living in the saudi capital riyadh the ministry said. although the number of mers infections worldwide is fairly small the more than 40 percent death rate among confirmed cases and the spread of the virus beyond the middle east is keeping scientists and public health officials on alert. a spokesman for the world health organisation in geneva said on friday it was 'concerned' about the rising mers numbers in saudi arabia urging for a speedy scientific breakthrough about the virus and its route of infection. saudi authorities have invited five leading international vaccine makers to collaborate with them in developing a mers vaccine but virology experts argue that this makes little sense in public health terms.


 






  MENA News Headlines
 Sep 2 2014 - Egypt military academy stampede kills 9Arab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) CAIRO Nine people were killed on Tuesday in a stampede outside a military academy in Egypt by relatives seeking to visit cadets the army said in a statement.The military released ...

 Sep 2 2014 - Attack on Egypt security convoy kills 11 in SinaiArab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) CAIRO: An attack on a convoy killed 11 members of the Egyptian security forces in the Sinai Peninsula on Tuesday security and medical sources said.Two were killed by a roadside ...

 Sep 2 2014 - UAE- Human League to perform in DubaiKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) The Human League bring their electro-pop back catalogue to Dubai New wave legends The Human League will bathe The Irish Village in synths for their show on Thursday September ...

 Sep 2 2014 - UAE- Ismail Matar backs Mahdis contract extensionKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Matar hinted that het could be able to return to the pitch in two weeks time after covering half of the four-week period decided by the doctors for his recovery.Dubai: Al ...

 Sep 2 2014 - Dubai does well to curb thalassaemia in newbornsKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Drop in the number of disease cases attributed to awareness campaigns screenings.The number of cases of thalassaemia in newborns in Dubai has drastically reduced due to the ...

 Sep 2 2014 - UAE- Umm Al Quwain offers 50 per cent off on traffic finesKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) The 50 per cent cut on pending fines includes unpaid fines for speeding and other traffic violations available till December 5.The UAQ Police are offering a 50 per cent ...

 Sep 2 2014 - UAE- Ajman launches online renewal of car registrationKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) The programme also provides the opportunity for public to renew their registration card without having to visit the traffic department.The Ajman Police on Monday launched its ...

 Sep 2 2014 - UAE- Cop accused of kidnapping raping womanKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) He drove her to a dark location near a construction site after offering a lift where he allegedly raped her.A cop has been charged in the Court of First Instance with ...

 Sep 2 2014 - UAE- Manager blackmails women staff for sex court hearsKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Three women have complained against the 31-year-old man alleging that he had been constantly sexually harassing them.A Palestinian manager has been brought before the Court ...

 Sep 2 2014 - UAE- 22-year-old Indian found hanging from treeKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Police patrols and paramedics were rushed to the spot who took down the body and transferred it to Al Dhaid Hospital for an autopsy.A 22-year-old Indian man was found hanging ...

more...


 






Google

 
 

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