Category Saudi Arabia News

Health officials say second U.S. MERS case: located in Orlando, Florida

The newest MERS case is located in Orlando, Florida, and the patient age 44 was a health worker in Saudi Arabia, the same as the first U.S. MERS case that was located in Indiana. The patient flew from Jedda, Saudi Arabia, to Boston, Boston to Atlanta, and Atlanta to Orlando. Facts about MERS virus: There […]

First case of MERS virus confirmed in U.S., patient stable, total global deaths 133

Global death toll 107 from MERS virus. Read  more here. “MERS 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. There are no vaccines or antiviral treatments for MERS, a severe respiratory disease with a mortality rate of more […]

Israel: Ballistic missiles detected by Russia radars part of joint US test

Israel says two ballistic “objects” picked up by Russian radars earlier were part of missile tests it was carrying out in conjunction with the US. “President Bashar al-Assad has threatened retaliation against France, if it takes part in military strikes on his forces. In an interview with Le Figaro, he said there would be “repercussions” […]

MERS Coronavirus Is ‘Threat to the Entire World’

The MERS coronavirus has claimed at least 30 lives while scientists struggle to learn more about it.

New Fatal Coronavirus, a SARS-like Respiratory Virus Infects Two in France, Likely Spreads Person-to-Person

“A deadly new strain of Coronavirus, a SARS-like respiratory virus, has now spread to France, where it has infected at least two people. But it gets even more exciting. After the French health ministry’s confirmation of the second infection, the World Health Organization announced that it’s likely that the virus can be passed person-to-person.” – Gawker. “The World Health […]