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World Health Organization releases statement on the meeting of the Emergency Committee regarding the Ebola Virus Disease

Members and advisors of the Emergency Committee of the World Health Organization (WHO) under the International Health Regulations (IHR 2005) convened on August 6-7, 2014 regarding the 2014 Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak. The Committee agreed that the virus is indeed a public health risk to other states and that coordination  between international communities must be done to stop the virus from spreading. ... Read More »

Frequently Asked Questions and Answers on the MERS-CoV

  Q: What is MERS? A: Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) is a viral respiratory illness. MERS is caused by a coronavirus called “Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus” (MERS-CoV).   Q: What is MERS-CoV? A: MERS-CoV is a beta coronavirus. It was first reported in 2012 in Saudi Arabia. MERS-CoV used to be called “novel coronavirus,” or “nCoV”. It is different from other coronaviruses that ... Read More »

DOH informs public of symptoms of the MERS-CoV

  The Department of Health (DOH) advised the public to be wary of the symptoms of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome or MERS virus that is spreading and affecting people in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The MERS virus is considered a deadlier but less-transmissible cousin of the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) virus. It is a communicable disease; it could be passed ... Read More »