Video: SARS Like Virus Alert! (Coronavirus) part of Saudi takes steps to thwart epidemic at hajj

Video Related To: Saudi takes steps to thwart epidemic at hajj

Source: NOW Lebanon
Sars : Russia | almost 2 years ago
The kingdom has taken "preventive measures towards pilgrims... and has made practical and scientific arrangements to deal with any epidemic that might be discovered," Health Minister...
    • Clear
    • Share:
    • Share
    • Clear
    • Clear
    • Clear
    • Clear
     
  • Read full report
Report Your News Got a similar story?
Add it to the network!

Or add related content to this report

Also Attached To These News Reports
Video Source: www.youtube.com

SARS Like Virus Alert! (Coronavirus)

New SARS-like virus found in Middle East Global health officials are closely monitoring a new respiratory virus related to Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) that has left a Qatari citizen in critical condition in a hospital in London. The UN's World Health Organisation (WHO) put out a global alert on Sunday saying a new virus had infected the 49-year-old man who had recently travelled to Saudi Arabia - where another man was killed by an almost identical virus. Britain's Health Protection Agency (HPA) and respiratory disease experts said there was no immediate cause for concern, although authorities were watching out for any signs of the virus spreading. The virus, known as a coronavirus, comes from the same family as both the common cold and SARS, the syndrome that killed 800 people in a 2003 epidemic. No other countries have so far reported any similar cases to WHO, he said, and so far there is no connection between the two cases except for a history of travel in Saudi Arabia. Andrew Easton, a virologist at Britain's University of Warwick, told the Reuters news agency that with only two cases so far, it was difficult for experts to estimate the potential threat... Saudi officials said they were concerned that the upcoming Hajj pilgrimage next month, which brings millions of people to Saudi Arabia from all over the world, could provide more opportunities for the virus to spread... see link for full article: www.aljazeera.com <b>...</b>
Views : pending


Use of this site is governed by our Terms of Use Agreement and Privacy Policy.

© Allvoices, Inc. 2008-2014. All rights reserved. Powered by PulsePoint.