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3 Things to Expect in President Trump ’s United Nations Speech
President Trump will give his first address to the United Nations Tuesday, an organization with whom he has a bit of a controversial history. As a candidate and a President, Trump has often espoused an “America First” policy that doesn’t always align neatly with the values of international cooperation that define the U.N. At one point during his campaign, he even decried the organization’s “utter weakness and incompetence.” The criticism only continued after he was elected, with Trump characterizing it on Twitter as a “club for people to get together, talk and have a good time.&rdq...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alana Abramson Tags: Uncategorized Donald Trump Foreign Policy Iran Israel North Korea onetime russia Saudi Arabia United Nations Venezuela White House Source Type: news

Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Saudi Arabia
Between 13 and 30 August 2017, the National IHR Focal Point of Saudi Arabia reported 12 additional cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV), including one death and, and one death from a previously reported case. Detailed information concerning the cases reported can be found in a separate document (see link below). (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - September 6, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Three medicinal herbs native to Saudi Arabia discovered to hold powerful anti-cancer properties
(Natural News) Three medicinal plants used in Saudi Arabian traditional medicine have been found to have powerful anti-cancer properties. Researchers from the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) have said that their new research may lead to better and cheaper treatment plans for cancer. The team was curious to see how effective herbal... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Saudi Arabia Should Fund All Humanitarian Aid to Yemen: WFP Saudi Arabia Should Fund All Humanitarian Aid to Yemen: WFP
A top United Nations official said Saudi Arabia alone should fund steps to tackle widespread disease and hunger besetting Yemen, where the kingdom has been leading a military campaign for two and a half years.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

Bioventus wins FDA nod for Durolane OA joint lubrication product
Bioventus said today it won FDA approval for its Durolane injectable product designed for joint lubrication and treating pain associated with knee osteoarthritis. Durolane is a single-injection, hyaluornic acid product designed to lubricate joints to treat pain associated with knee osteoarthritis, Durham, N.C.-based Bioventus said. The company acquired it last December from Galderma for an undisclosed amount. Bioventus said its Durolane product will complement its existing osteoarthritis portfolio, including its 3-injection HA Gelsyn-3 and 5-injection HA Supartz Fx. The company said it plans to launch Durolane in...
Source: Mass Device - September 5, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Orthopedics Pain Management Regulatory/Compliance Bioventus LLC Source Type: news

What Charities and Relief organizations do to alleviate poverty in the Arab region
Dr. Hanif Hassan Al Qassim, is Chairman of the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global DialogueBy Dr. Hanif Hassan Al QassimGENEVA, Sep 5 2017 (IPS)Extreme poverty remains one of the world’s biggest challenges. According to the United Nations, 767 million people live in extreme poverty around the world. Although world society has managed to lift nearly 1 billion people out of extreme poverty – in 1999 it was estimated that 1.7 billion were affected by extreme poverty – the unprecedented rise of conflict and of violence in the Arab region has worsened the socioeconomic situation of vulnerable...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 5, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Hanif Hassan Al Qassim Tags: Aid Armed Conflicts Crime & Justice Development & Aid Featured Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Middle East & North Africa Migration & Refugees Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Gambella Ethiopia primary 5 school violence (Safety-2016 abstract #920) - Tarekgen A, Alemu T, Bartholomeus K, Lett R.
Background For decades in Gambella Ethiopia collective ethnic violence has been recurrent among the Nuer (Pastoralists), Anuak (Agriculturalist)& Highlanders (Northern Ethiopians). The Anuak have been moved from their land to accommodate Indian, Saudi and... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Effective preparedness for hajj 2017 (1438 H) pays off: no major public health events reported
Dr El Ziq, WHO Representative to Saudi Arabia (right) addresses a meeting on the successful conclusion of this year's hajj3 September 2017, Makkah – The World Health Organization (WHO) today concluded a successful mission to Saudi Arabia to support the Ministry of Health in ensuring a safe hajj season. No disease outbreak or public health event of concern was reported among the nearly 2.4 million pilgrims visiting the holy sites during this year’s hajj, in spite of an increased number of pilgrims performing hajj this year. WHO's mission to Saudi Arabia was conducted as part of a range of activities undertaken ...
Source: WHO EMRO News - September 3, 2017 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

WHO statement on successful conclusion of this year ’s hajj
Dr El Ziq, WHO Representative to Saudi Arabia (right) addresses a meeting on the successful conclusion of this year's hajj3 September 2017 –The World Health Organization would like to congratulate Saudi Arabia for successfully hosting the hajj this year without any public health events or disease outbreaks being reported among pilgrims performing hajj.  In addition, WHO expresses its deep appreciation to all the health care workers and volunteers for their great dedication and for the efforts that they have exerted this year in providing health care services to serve and protect the health of pilgrims. As in p...
Source: WHO EMRO News - September 3, 2017 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

Saudi medicinal plants for the treatment of scorpion sting envenomation - Al-Asmari A, Manthiri RA, Abdo N, Al-Duaiji FA, Khan HA.
Scorpion sting envenoming poses major public health problems. The treatment modalities include antivenoms, chemical antidotes and phytotherapy, with varying degrees of effectiveness and side effects. In this investigation, we reviewed the use of Saudi medi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 2, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Non-Human Animals and Insects Source Type: news

Relationship between childhood bullying and addictive and anti-social behaviors among adults in Saudi Arabia: a cross-sectional national study - Almuneef M, Saleheen HN, ElChoueiry N, Al-Eissa MA.
Background Bullying is a widespread public health problem among youth with potentially far reaching negative implications. OBJECTIVE To determine the prevalence of childhood bullying and its association with addictive and anti-social behaviors amon... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 28, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Sudan: Sudanese Hajj Pilgrims Suffer Food Poisoning in Jeddah
[Radio Dabanga] Jeddah -Forty Sudanese Hajj pilgrims became sick after eating contaminated meals in a hotel in the Saudi city of Jeddah last week. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 27, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Hopkins Nursing—Dean on Immunization / New Faculty / Saudi Arabian DNP Graduates
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Source: Johns Hopkins University and Health Systems Archive - August 22, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Saudi-led Coalition Responsible for'Worst Cholera Outbreak in the World' in Yemen Saudi-led Coalition Responsible for'Worst Cholera Outbreak in the World' in Yemen
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Saudi-Irish study highlights major differences in MRI practice
An investigation of quality management for abdominal and pelvic MRI scans in...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Study: Reject pelvic x-rays if axial rotation exceeds 10° High-pitch, low-contrast CTA transforms abdominal studies 3D-printed phantoms take shape for PET/MRI pelvic use (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 18, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Yemen's Saudi-led coalition is responsible for the 'worst cholera outbreak in the world'
(Queen Mary University of London) The cholera outbreak in Yemen is overwhelmingly affecting rebel-controlled areas due to Saudi-led airstrikes and blockades, according to a letter by researchers from Queen Mary University of London, published in The Lancet Global Health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - August 18, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Saudi Arabia
Between 4 July and 12 August 2017, the national IHR Focal Point of Saudi Arabia reported 26 additional cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection including six deaths, and two deaths among previously reported cases. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - August 17, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Here ’s Where You Can See Every Total Solar Eclipse for the Next 50 Years
A total solar eclipse will obscure the sun in parts of 14 states across the U.S. on Aug. 21, a rare event that’s been called the “Great American Eclipse.” You can find a detailed map showing the path of the eclipse here. But if you live in a place that won’t see the total eclipse or even a partial eclipse, don’t worry: It won’t be the last time the U.S. — and the rest of the world — will get a chance to see the moon block the sun in the coming decades. The next total solar eclipse to cross the U.S. will take place in seven years, and even before then total eclipses will take ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - August 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mahita Gajanan Tags: Uncategorized eclipse onetime space 2017 Source Type: news

Nigeria: Hospital Adopts New Ear Surgical Approach
[Daily Trust] The Saudi German Hospital, Dubai (SGHD) has begun new surgical approach in ear surgery called Minimal Invasive Ear Surgery. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 14, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

NRC: Lack of getting medical help abroad kills more in Yemen
The Norwegian Refugee Council says the closure Sana'a airport has caused was more deaths than airstrikes by the Saudi-led coalition because Yemenis have died from not being able to travel for specialized medical care (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Five-year epidemiological trends for chemical poisoning in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia - Alzahrani SH, Ibrahim NK, Elnour MA, Alqahtani AH.
BACKGROUND: Poisoning is a significant global public health challenge in terms of morbidity and mortality. We conducted this study because of the lack of large population-based studies on chemical poisoning in Saudi Arabia. OBJECTIVE: Describe epid... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Herbal medicine shows potential to treat cancer
Researchers from King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) have been searching locally for plants that have potential for use to combat cancer. Now, three plants used for traditional medicine in Saudi Arabia are shown to be worthy of further investigation for anticancer properties. Cancer is a leading cause of illness and death worldwide. In 2015, the World Health Organization (WHO) recorded 8.8 million cancer-related deaths, but almost twice as many cases are diagnosed each year. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - August 7, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Herbal medicine shows potential to treat cancer
(King Abdullah University of Science& Technology (KAUST)) Herbal remedy plants native to Saudi Arabia are shown to have potential as treatments for cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Bioprinted veins reveal new drug diffusion details
(American Institute of Physics) A new advance, published this week in the journal Biomicrofluidics, now offers the ability to construct vascularized tissue and mimic in vivo drug administration in 3-D bioprinted liver tissue. A truly international collaboration, with researchers affiliated with Chile, Italy, Saudi Arabia, Korea and the US, developed this relatively simple liver model to offer a more accurate system for drug toxicity testing. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 3, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Global Health: Only Six Nations Have Evaluated Readiness for Global Pandemic
A World Bank-sponsored study found that wealth countries Finland, Saudi Arabia and the United States and poor nations Eritrea, Pakistan and Tanzania had gone through assessments. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. Tags: Epidemics Third World and Developing Countries World Bank Source Type: news

Immune Response Research Solutions
Cytokine Markers and MoreImmune and inflammatory response are elevated in most diseases. We have strong solutions for detecting these responses. These includecytokine markers andpanels.Here's a new pub referencing use of one of ourInterleukin Markers. ArdoSabir and AndiSumidarti.Interleukin-6 expression on inflammed rat dental pulp tissue after capped withTrigona sp. propolis. Saudi Journal of Biological Sciences Volume 24, Issue 5, July 2017, Pages 1034-1037. doi.org/10.1016/j.sjbs.2016.12.019 ...Four rats were sacrificed at 6 h, 2 days, 4 days and 7 days respectively. The teeth and surrounding bone were resected, fixed i...
Source: Neuromics - July 31, 2017 Category: Neuroscience Tags: Cytokine Antibody Arrays Cytokine signaling IL-6 antibody ILs Interleukin-6 antibody Interleukins Source Type: news

Sweet Taste Perception and Dental Caries in 13- to 15-Year-Olds: A Multicenter Cross-Sectional Study
Caries Res 2017;51:443-450https://doi.org/10.1159/000477367AbstractDietary habits and, in particular, the intake frequency of sucrose are of major importance for the development of dental caries. The perception of sweet taste is believed to have an influence on sucrose intake and therefore affects the predisposition to dental caries. The aim was to study the caries experience and sweet taste perception and to further analyze the possible relationship between the 2 tested variables in 13- to 15-year-old children from 3 different geographical areas. A cross-sectional survey comprising 669 children (220 Italian, 224 Mexican, ...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - July 28, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Yemen Records 400,000 Cholera Cases
Tents set up at Alsabeen hospital in Sana'a Yemen for screening suspected cholera cases.By Roshni MajumdarUNITED NATIONS, Jul 27 2017 (IPS)The directors of the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), World Food Programme (WFP) and World Health Organization (WHO) released a joint statement today shedding light on a deadly cholera epidemic engulfing war-torn Yemen. More than 400,000 cases of cholera are suspected, and nearly 1,900 people have died from associated cases in the last three months alone.The dire situation results from a culmination of factors, such as modern tactics of warfare that destroy water pipelines, as well as...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 27, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Roshni Majumdar Tags: Aid Armed Conflicts Crime & Justice Featured Food & Agriculture Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Middle East & North Africa Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Source Type: news

Red Cross urges West, Saudi-led coalition to resolve Yemen crisis
GENEVA (Reuters) - Western and regional powers must use their influence on Yemen's warring parties to end a two-year conflict that has exacerbated a huge cholera epidemic and left the country in ruins, the International Committee of the Red Cross said on Wednesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

A review of nonfatal drowning in the pediatric-age group: a 10-year experience at a university hospital in Saudi Arabia - Al-Qurashi FO, Yousef AA, Aljoudi A, Alzahrani SM, Al-Jawder NY, Al-Ahmar AK, Al-Majed MS, Abouollo HM.
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the nonfatal drowning experience, risk factors, intrahospital assessment and postincidental outcomes for children admitted to King Fahd Hospital of the University, AlKhobar, Saudi Arabia, over a 10-year peri... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

No Justice, No Peace for Yemeni Children
'Zuhoor_Yemen' : One-year-old Zuhoor was forced to have the fingers of her right hand amputated after being seriously injured by an airstrikes near Sana'a. Credit: Mohammed Awadh/Save the ChildrenBy Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, Jul 21 2017 (IPS)Human rights groups are urging the UN Secretary-General to include the Saudi-led Coalition (SLC) in a child rights’ “shame list” after documenting grave violations against children. Save the Children and the Watchlist on Children and Armed Conflict have documented at least 23 SLC airstrikes which injured or killed children, prompting an urgent call for the ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tharanga Yakupitiyage Tags: Aid Armed Conflicts Crime & Justice Featured Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Middle East & North Africa Migration & Refugees Peace Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Identifying latent classes of antisocial behavior among youth from Saudi Arabia: an assessment of the co-occurrence between aggression, psychopathy, low self-control, and delinquent behavior - Connolly EJ, Al-Ghamdi MS, Kobeisy AN, Alqurashi F, Schwartz JA, Beaver KM.
Despite the wealth of knowledge on subclass formation for antisocial behavior among youth from the United States and other Western industrialized countries, very little is known about the subclass structure for antisocial behavior among youth growing up in... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Unions urge foreign secretary to help stop Saudi beheadings
Unions are calling on foreign secretary Boris Johnson to help stop the imminent execution of 14 pro-democracy activists in Saudi Arabia. The 14 activists include two who were minors when arrested at pro-democracy rallies in 2012, and one who is a disabled person. They have been condemned to death and campaigners fear that they are about to be executed as they have all been moved to the capital Riyadh, where state executions take place. UNISON’s Dave Prentis, along with the general secretaries of the NUT and UCU unions, have signed an open letter that urges Mr Johnson to use his position as foreign secretary to cal...
Source: UNISON Health care news - July 18, 2017 Category: UK Health Authors: Rosa Ellis Tags: Article News international Source Type: news

WHO Warns of Cholera Risk at Haj, Praises Saudi Preparedness WHO Warns of Cholera Risk at Haj, Praises Saudi Preparedness
A cholera epidemic in Yemen, which has infected more than 332,000 people, could spread during the annual haj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia in September, although Saudi authorities are well prepared, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

WHO warns of cholera risk at annual haj, praises Saudi preparedness
GENEVA (Reuters) - A cholera epidemic in Yemen, which has infected more than 332,000 people, could spread during the annual haj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia in September, although Saudi authorities are well prepared, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Saudi Arabia to Introduce Physical Education for Schoolgirls Saudi Arabia to Introduce Physical Education for Schoolgirls
Saudi public schools will begin offering physical education for girls in the coming academic year, the kingdom's education ministry announced on Tuesday, a long-awaited step toward social reform in the Islamic kingdom.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Nigeria: Nigerian Men Should Take Prostate Health Seriously - Saudi German Hospital
[Leadership] The Saudi German Hospital has called on Nigerian men to be more health conscious especially when it comes to their prostates. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 12, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

The Al Mayadeen news network gives voice to left-wing Arabs
(University of Copenhagen - Faculty of Humanities) Frustrated with Al Jazeera's coverage of the Arab Spring and the popular uprising in Syria, former Al Jazeera broadcasters and journalists established the pan-Arab satellite network Al Mayadeen in 2012 with support from Iran. The new satellite network has attracted a large audience in the Arab world, particularly among the political left who want an alternative to Islamist and Saudi Arabian dominance in the region, new research from the University of Copenhagen shows. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 12, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Treating Cholera and Other Urgent Needs in Abs, Yemen
SlideshowTreating Cholera and Other Urgent Needs in Abs, YemenJuly 10, 2017Doctors Without Borders/M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF) began supporting Abs Hospital in northernYemen in July 2015. A year later, an airstrike by the Saudi-led coalition destroyed part of the complex, killing 19 people, including one MSF staff member, and wounding 24 others. After rebuilding the hospital in November 2016, MSF resumed medical services.   (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - July 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Melissa Pracht Source Type: news

Occupational ocular incidents in dentists: a multicentre study in southwestern Saudi Arabia - Alsabaani NA, Awadalla NJ, Abu Saq IH, Abualiat ZM, Alshahrani MA, Alqahtani AM, Alshuraym MM.
BACKGROUND: Dental practitioners are at high risk of occupational ocular incidents during their daily work practice. The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence, pattern and determinants of ocular incidents and to establish the use of eye protection... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Saudi Arabia
Between 24 June and 3 July 2017, the national IHR Focal Point of Saudi Arabia reported three additional cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection, and two deaths among previously reported cases. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - July 6, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Saudi Arabia halts Belgian poultry, egg imports over bird flu
DUBAI (Reuters) - The Saudi Food and Drug Authority has announced a temporary halt to poultry and egg imports from Belgium following an outbreak of contagious H5N8 bird flu there, the state news agency SPA reported on Sunday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Mental health in mass gatherings - Khan SA, Chauhan VS, Timothy A, Kalpana S, Khanam S.
BACKGROUND: Hajj pilgrimage, in Saudi Arabia, is one of the world's largest religious mass gatherings. We have similar mass gathering scenarios in India such as the Amarnath Yatra and Kumbh. A unique combination of physical, physiological, and psychologica... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 1, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Egress, Escape, Evacuation, Crowds Source Type: news

Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Saudi Arabia
Between 16 and 23 June 2017, the national IHR Focal Point of Saudi Arabia reported seven additional cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection, including two deaths, and four deaths among previously reported cases. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - June 28, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Occupational injuries among pediatric orthopedic surgeons: how serious is the problem? - Alsiddiky AM, Alatassi R, Altamimi SM, Alqarni MM, Alfayez SM.
In this cross-sectional study, we surveyed all pediatric orthopedic surgeons in Saudi Arabia using an anonymous electronic questionnaire composed of 23 items to identify the rate of occupational injuries and obtain other relevant information. Thirty-nine p... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 28, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Saudi Arabia
Between 18 and 26 October 2014, the National IHR Focal Point of Saudi Arabia (KSA) notified WHO of 12 additional cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection, including five deaths. The cases are from Taif (6), Riyadh (4), Madinah (1) and Skaka (1). The median age of the patients is 54 years old (ranging from 17 to 75 years old). Nine cases (75%) are men and ten (83%) are Saudi nationals. Ten patients (83%) suffer from one or more comorbidities. None of the cases has a history of contact with camels nor of raw camel products consumption; however, two of the patients (17%) live in areas densely...
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - November 3, 2014 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: coronavirus [subject], coronavirus infections, coronavirus [subject], coronavirus infections, coronavirus [subject], coronavirus infections, Disease outbreak news [doctype], Eastern Mediterranean Region [region], Saudi Arabia [country] Source Type: news

World Briefing: Saudi Arabia: MERS Toll Revised
Saudi Arabia revised sharply upward the number of cases of the new MERS virus within its borders and said it had been fatal in more than 40 percent of the cases. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 4, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: By DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. Tags: Middle East Saudi Arabia Deaths (Fatalities) MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome) Source Type: news

World Briefing: Saudi Arabia: 5 More Deaths From Virus Reported
The Saudi Health Ministry said the latest fatalities from infections caused by the virus known as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome brought the total in that country to 157. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 15, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: By RICK GLADSTONE Tags: Saudi Arabia Deaths (Fatalities) MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome) World Health Organization Source Type: news

Fears Rise Over MERS Outbreak While Saudis Fumble
The sudden spike in cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome, or MERS, in Saudi Arabia came soon after camel racing events at the Jenadriyah Festival in Riyadh. That suggested the surge in the incurable coronavirus, which resembles pneumonia but is fatal to one in three who contract it, confirmed what scientists already knew of the disease: that camels seem to be reservoirs for the virus, and transmit it to humans more easily than humans do to one another. MoreSaudi Arabia Confirms 20 New Cases of Deadly MERS VirusMERS Death Toll Climbs as Man Killed By Virus in Saudi ArabiaMen Charged With Toppling Ancient Rock Formation...
Source: TIME: Top Science and Health Stories - April 22, 2014 Category: Science Authors: Karl Vick Tags: Uncategorized bird glue coronavirus H1N1 MERS middle east respiratory syndrome SARS Saudi Arabia Source Type: news