Quotes: MENA   Enter Symbol: NewsLetter: Search: advanced

First MERS death in Algeria  Join our daily free Newsletter

MENAFN - AFP - 10/06/2014
No. of Ratings : 0
Add to Mixx!


(MENAFN - AFP) An Algerian man in his fifties has died of the MERS virus, the first such fatality in the country, the health ministry announced Tuesday.

The 59-year-old victim was among the first two cases of the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome virus to be discovered in #Algeria late last month.

Both men had just returned from a pilgrimage to Muslim holy sites in Saudi Arabia, where most cases and deaths from the disease have been reported.

The unnamed man died after 11 days in hospital in the town of Tlemcen, 600 kilometres west of Algiers, following a deterioration of his vital functions overnight Monday.

The condition of the second confirmed MERS case, a 66-year-old man hospitalised in Kolea near Algiers, is improving, the health ministry said.

Other countries, including Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Iran, the Netherlands, the United Arab Emirates and the United States, have also recorded cases, mostly in people who had been to Saudi Arabia.

The MERS virus is considered a deadlier but less transmissible cousin of the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) virus that appeared in Asia in 2003 and killed hundreds of people, mostly in China.

Like SARS, it appears to cause a lung infection, with patients suffering coughing, breathing difficulties and a temperature. But MERS differs in that it also causes rapid kidney failure.

MERS has killed 284 people in #SaudiArabia since it first emerged in 2012, and hundreds more have been infected.

Muslim pilgrims from around the world are pouring into the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia, undeterred by the spread of the deadly virus.

Research has suggested that the virus has been quite common in camels for at least the past 20 years.

Last week, researchers said they had found the first direct evidence that MERS jumps directly from camels to humans.


 


AFP




  MENA News Headlines
 Apr 26 2017 - Oman- Get ready to be swept off your feet by Renault KoleosMuscat Daily
(MENAFN - Muscat Daily) Muscat- An athletic profile, robust front end, roomy seats, taut lines underscored with chrome, C-Shape LED Daytime Running Lights: The Renault Koleos captures everyone's ...

 Apr 26 2017 - Oman- Honda Civic named Best Compact Sedan at MECOTY 2017Muscat Daily
(MENAFN - Muscat Daily) Muscat- The Honda Civic won 'Best Compact Sedan' of the year adjudged by Middle East Car of the Year (MECOTY) 2017 recently at ADNEC in Abu Dhabi. In addition to the ...

 Apr 26 2017 - Oman- Alizz islamic bank offers home finance solutions to customersMuscat Daily
(MENAFN - Muscat Daily) Muscat- Alizz islamic bank has announced Ijarah home finance solutions for its customers as part of its efforts to support all segments of the society in realising their ...

 Apr 26 2017 - Oman- SeaPearls announces exciting offers for Akshaya TritiyaMuscat Daily
(MENAFN - Muscat Daily) Muscat- SeaPearls, a 28 year old leading jewellery brand in Oman, has announced exciting offers for Akshaya Tritiya, therebymaking this most awaited season a special one. ...

 Apr 26 2017 - Oman- Waljat College of Applied Sciences to hold business workshop on May 3Muscat Daily
(MENAFN - Muscat Daily) Muscat- Waljat College of Applied Sciences (WCAS) is organising a one-day national workshop on 'Learning Business from Case Study and Research' on May 3. Highlighting the ...

 Apr 26 2017 - Oman LNG promotes tourism and helps fishermen in SurMuscat Daily
(MENAFN - Muscat Daily) Muscat- Oman LNG inked three implementation agreements with the Ministry of Regional Municipalities and Water Resources to support establishing fishermen loading jetty at Al ...

 Apr 26 2017 - Oman- Burjeel Hospital performs TKR surgery on nonagenarianMuscat Daily
(MENAFN - Muscat Daily) Muscat- Firmly establishing itself as an excellent medical centre in the sultanate, Burjeel Hospital, Al Khuwayr has successfully conducted a complex revision total knee ...

 Apr 26 2017 - Oman- Bank Sohar conducts work-life balance workshops for its staffMuscat Daily
(MENAFN - Muscat Daily) Muscat- Bank Sohar recently conducted soft skills workshops for its staff as part of its consistent efforts at promoting better inter-employee relations, communication, team ...

 Apr 26 2017 - Oman- MIS hosts third Global Logistics SymposiumMuscat Daily
(MENAFN - Muscat Daily) Muscat- The third Global Logistics Symposium, which was arranged by Jay's Club Intl Logistics Organization (JCiLO) specialising in transportation related shipping and ...

 Apr 26 2017 - Oman- Junior footballers return with great memories from BarcelonaMuscat Daily
(MENAFN - Muscat Daily) Muscat- Budding Omani footballers returned home from Barcelona with sweet memories of Barcelona Mundialito 2017. They returned after participating in the Junior World ...

more...


 





Google

 
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

MENAFN News Market Data Countries Tools Section  
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network
Arabic MENAFN

Main News
News By Industry
News By Country

Search News
Market Indices
Quotes & Charts

Global Indices
Arab Indices

Commodoties

Oil & Energy

Currencies Cross Rates
Currencies Updates
Currency Converter

USA Stocks
Arab Stocks
 

Algeria 
Bahrain 
Egypt 
Iraq
Jordan 
Kuwait 
Lebanon
Morocco 
Oman 
Palestine
Qatar 
Saudi Arabia 
Syria
Tunisia 
UAE 
Yemen

Weather
Economic Calendar
Financial Glossary


Financial Calculators

RSS Feeds [XML]

Corporate Monitor

Events

Real Estate
Submit Your Property

Arab Research
Buy a Research

Press Releases
Submit your PR

Join Newsletters


 
© 2014 menafn.com All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Advertise | About MENAFN | Career Opportunities | Feedback | Help