Sunday, June 30, 2013

Pilgrimage to Mecca concern because of #Coronavirus #MERS

Virologists experts anxiously watching the enigmatic and dangerous coronavirus MERS in the forthcoming pilgrimage to Mecca, while Saudi Arabia is the most affected by the disease. (Fayez Nureldine)

"This is a new phenomenon. We do not know yet its potential for transmission from man to man, based on the information we have. We do not know to this day what is the full geographic range of the virus, "said Wednesday during the Conference Keiji Fukuda, Assistant Director-General of WHO.
For the Saudi Deputy Minister of Health, Dr. Ziad Memish present at the meeting, one of the critical issues is the case of pilgrims from countries underdeveloped health system. "We do not know if the disease is not already there. They have no oversight," he told AFP.

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