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  • Saudi Arabia - 13 new coronavirus cases, 3 deaths (April 20 2014)

    hat tip to Crof, Michael Coston and others. Many reliable media outlets are publishing a story similar to this one below. It is an increase of 13 more cases.


    Health: 244 registered cases of «Corona» 64 of which are in Jeddah

    Riyadh - Saud Masoud:

    Health Minister Abdullah Al-Rabiah at a news conference on Sunday about the Corona virus, the number of cases registered in the Kingdom 244 cases, 64 of which are in the province of Jeddah died, including 18 people.

    Al-Rabiah said that the ministry examined 20 thousand cases suspected of being infected with the virus and stressing that it is not registered any cases of infection in schools pointed out that the situation is reassuring, and the incidence is limit

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  • #2
    Re: Saudi Arabia - Many media reports of a televised announcement by the MoH upping the coronavirus count by 13 more - April 20, 2014 - Website Not Updated Yet

    Health: 244 registered cases of «Corona» 64 of which are in Jeddah



    The Minister of Health, Dr. Tawfiq Al-Rabiah, the arrival of cases of infection with Corona to the 244 state, denying the registration of any cases of the virus in schools.

    The minister stressed during a press conference today that the proportions of deaths from the virus have dwindled to 32%, and expected continued registration of cases during the next three weeks.

    He said: "There is no fear of traveling to Jeddah and I was there with a lead of 60 days to the ministry."

    http://twasul.info/53516/

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    • #3
      Re: Saudi Arabia - Many media reports of a televised announcement by the MoH upping the coronavirus count by 13 more - April 20, 2014 - Website Not Updated Yet

      Source: http://www.alyaum.com/News/art/134297.html

      Google translation:

      Health announces 13 new Corona virus in the city of Jeddah and Riyadh and Najran
      Abdullah Al-Amari - Riyadh 20/04/2014 - 19:18:00


      The Minister of Health . Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al-Rabiah recording 13 cases of new HIV Corona included 7 cases in Jeddah and 4 in Riyadh and one each in Medina and Najran added to the 244 case , stressing that the ministry is working hard to contain the virus , pointing out that he did not record any case even in Mecca and he is worried with the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah seasons .

      The Al-Rabiah during a press conference held yesterday at the Ministry assured that the health situation and thankfully that actions taken in the health facilities in line with national and international standards for infection control and do not need to additions to the readiness and availability of all equipment and supplies needed to deal with the cases.
      He assured that he did not record any case in schools, which was considered a positive indication that the cases recorded amid health practitioners began less , as the mortality rate decreased from 60% at the beginning of the virus to 35% last week to fall to 32 % today .
      He expected the Minister of Health, the high number of cases recorded in the coming weeks due to increased epidemiological investigation indicating that it was examining 20 thousand cases of suspects , which underlines the size of the work being done by the Ministry of Health , announced Ma'aleh the Scientific Committee of the National Anti- infection and the consent of all its members , who represent most of the state ministries and health sectors , the private sector will hold meeting daily to view the latest developments of the virus.
      He noted that the ministry has called 22 experts from the World Health Organization and the Centers for controlling epidemics in Europe, America and East Asia also , and experts from the Gulf Cooperation Council for the meeting this weekend at the headquarters of the Ministry of Health to view these cases and come up with new recommendations , as the Ministry of Health called the world's experts and national experts , as well as five international companies called a manufacturer of vaccines for cooperation with the Ministry of Health for research on the possibility of manufacturing the vaccine through the information known about the virus.
      He explained that the total number of cases registered in the province of Jeddah reached 64 cases , including 12 cases died registered a rate of 18 %, which is lower than the overall rate of mortality, which is 32% .
      He called on the Minister of Health all media take the information from their sources and stay away from rumors and non- broadcast , and cooperation with the Scientific Committee of the National Anti- infection , indicating that the Ministry of Health and keen to provide all members of the community , the media and social networking guidelines of health and medical advice on HIV corona virus that causes AIDS Middle East respiratory , and inform them of the developments around it, they invite everyone to access the link on the disease through the Ministry's website www.moh.gov.sa / coronanew, or communicate via toll-free phone 8002494444 or 937 center , or through the expense of the ministry in Twitter saudimoh @, and wish for all health and safety.
      And about some of the allegations of medical in finding a cure for the disease or eliminate the virus in Ambulances said that the ministry has launched out of purely scientific in dealing with the cases, and that there is no scientific evidence for this information , and we deal with any scientific study or scientific research arbitrator according to scientific standards accepted , we are ready for adoption .
      He pointed out that the National Committee of Scientific Infectious Diseases includes members and consultants for Infectious Diseases and family medicine and community and public health of all health authorities in the Kingdom which the Ministries of Defense , the National Guard , Interior , Education , and Health and the Faculty of Medicine at King Saud University and King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Saudi Aramco , which approved the policy preventive pursued by the Ministry of Health .
      He stated that there is a difference to the Ministry of Health is working around the clock , and the procedures for infection control and sterilization places and complete the necessary procedures for infection control .
      He noted that there had been cases in the sectors of health following which the Ministries of Defense , the National Guard , Interior , Health , as well as the private sector and university hospitals , and Saudi Aramco , which reported a Ministry of Health Hospitals 103 state hospitals and the Ministry of Defense of 46 cases , the hospitals and the Ministry of National Guard 30 state hospitals Security Forces 6 and university hospitals 6 and hospitals Aramco 14 cases and hospitals private health sector 26 cases and King Faisal Specialist Hospital in Riyadh and Jeddah number of 13 cases since the onset of the disease in 2012 , bringing the total number of cases, 244 cases, with reference to the cases recorded in the hospitals of the Ministry of Health include patients in addition to the contacts of positive cases of both hospitals and the Ministry of Health, hospitals or other sectors .
      HE called health practitioners to implement policies and medical precautions recommended by the Scientific Committee of the National Infectious Diseases and the World Health Organization to reduce infection and prevent transmission of the virus .
      For his part, member of the National Scientific Committee for Infectious Diseases consultant family and community medicine at the Security Forces Hospital , Dr. Saud bin Abdul Aziz Hassan that the disease has no preventive vaccine or cure a qualitative and a source of contagion is unknown does not know how to transfer the infection from one person to another until now . The research is still ongoing with regard to the basic knowledge of the source of infection , where samples are taken in several parts of the kingdom.


      The following table shows the distribution of these cases is as follows:


      The number of cases Health sector


      103 Ministry of Health hospitals include patients and contacts of positive

      46 Hospitals Department of Defense


      30 National Guard hospitals


      6 Hospital security forces


      14 Hospitals Saudi Aramco


      26 Private hospitals


      6 University Hospitals


      13 King Faisal Specialist Hospital in Riyadh and Jeddah

      244 Total

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      • #4
        Re: Saudi Arabia Health Minister of MERS-CoV current situation (April 20 2014)

        [Source: Saudi Arabia Ministry of Health, full page: (LINK). Automatic translation from Arabic.]


        Saudi Arabia MoH reported thirteen new MERS-CoV cases

        (April 20 2014)


        In the context of the work of epidemiological investigation and ongoing follow-up carried out by the Ministry of Health for the novel coronavirus that causes Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS CoV) Ministry announces thirteen new cases of infection in the Kingdom.
        1. a Jeddah resident, 49 years old, passed away.
        2. a Jeddah resident, 57 years, currently in intensive care.
        3. a Jeddah resident, 32 years old, in stable condition.
        4. a Jeddah resident, 53 years old, in stable condition.
        5. a Jeddah resident, 54 years old, in stable condition.
        6. a Jeddah resident, 23 years old, asymptomatic.
        7. a Jeddah health care worker, 37 years old, in stable condition.
        8. a Riyadh resident, 69 years old, suffering from several chronic diseases, currently in intensive care.
        9. a Riyadh resident, 88 years old, suffering from several chronic diseases, in intensive care.
        10. a Riyadh resident, 57 years old, suffering from several chronic diseases in stable condition.
        11. a Riyadh health care worker, 41 years old, in stable condition.
        12. a Najran resident, 68 years old, suffering from several chronic diseases, passed away.
        13. a Medina resident, 68 years old, suffering from several chronic diseases, passed away.
        In this context, and in order from the Ministry of Health to provide all members of the community, the media and social networking guidelines of health and medical advice on HIV corona virus that causes AIDS Middle East, respiratory, and inform them of the developments around it, they invite everyone to access the link on the disease through the Ministry's website www.moh.gov.sa / Coronanew , or communicate via toll-free phone 8002494444 or 937 center or through a link saudimoh @ Twitter wishing for all health and safety.
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