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2014-05-27 08:31:16

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia, May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr Ibrahim Alsini from Dhyafat Albalad Alameen in a recent signing of an agreement to produce the Z-Card Makkah Map with Dr Hani Azzouqah of Peaks Cube. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140527/689425 ) The new Hajj and Umrah Z-Map which folds into a z-shape, is pocket-sized and easy to keep on person. This is the perfect opportunity for business sponsors who wish to build brand awareness, sales...

2014-05-21 10:49:53

The Lancet In this Review, Professor Ziad Memish, Deputy Minister of Health for Public Health in Saudi Arabia and colleagues outline the latest real-time disease surveillance system that was recently piloted to successfully monitor and assess public health risks among the 5 million pilgrims from 184 countries during the Hajj 2012 and Hajj 2013. The health-care web-based electronic surveillance system was introduced in 2012 to help officials respond more quickly and effectively to...

Additional MERS Cases Raise Concerns Over Saudi Arabian Pilgrimage
2013-10-06 07:35:44

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As the hajj season in Saudi Arabia quickly approaches, the country’s Ministry of Health (MOH) is ramping up efforts to keep millions of pilgrims safe from falling ill to the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome-Coronavirus (MERS-CoV). The annual pilgrimage occurs from October 13-18 with millions expected to be flocking to Mecca and Medina for prayer and worship. While the MOH had not reported any known cases of MERS-CoV stemming...

MERS Cases Continue As Hajj Season Approaches In Saudi Arabia
2013-09-04 09:51:23

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Despite no new information over the past few days, the Saudi Arabian Ministry of Health has reported 14 new laboratory-confirmed cases of MERS-CoV to the World Health Organization (WHO) over three days, from August 28-30. Along with the eight confirmed cases reported to WHO on August 28, the Ministry reported two additional cases on August 29 and four more on August 30. The latest patients include a 59-year-old man with an...

MERS Could Spread Internationally Via Mass Pilgrimages
2013-07-20 05:39:52

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Two upcoming mass gatherings involving millions of individuals could cause Middle East respiratory syndrome-coronavirus (MERS-CoV) to spread internationally, according to new research published in the online journal PLOS Currents: Outbreaks. Lead investigator Dr. Kamran Khan of St. Michael's Hospital and his colleagues warn that MERS could spread faster and wider during the upcoming umrah and hajj, which typically draw millions of...

MERS Coronavirus Scare Prompts Saudi Arabia To Block Pilgrimage
2013-07-14 07:34:14

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As millions of Muslims from all over the globe prepare to visit Mecca this October as part of the Hajj, Saudi Arabian health officials have said they'll deny visas to those elderly pilgrims or those with existing chronic conditions to protect them against the MERS-Coronavirus. Additionally, these health officials have asked those who do attend to don masks to prevent the potential spread of this virus. The Middle East respiratory...


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