Thursday, September 27, 2012

Saudi Arabia assures no outbreak of SARS during Hajj

2012-09-26 20:43:15

RIYADH, Sept. 26 (Xinhua) -- Saudi Arabia assured Wednesday that the coming Hajj season will be safe from the outbreak of a virus from the family of deadly Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS).
Spokesperson of the Saudi health ministry, Khaled Al-Mirghalani, told Arab News that there have been two recent cases of flu and this is normal.
The undersecretary for preventive medicine at the ministry, Ziyad Memish, said the virus "has been in the kingdom for three months," insisting that the situation is "stable and no new cases have been recorded."
Memish said the kingdom is not planning to impose new preventive measures on pilgrims.
Editor: Tang Danlu 

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