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MOH Announces Detection of Seven New Corona Virus Infection
01 May 2013
Within the framework of transparency approach pursued by the Ministry of Health (MOH) in dealing with all mass media, and  proceeding from its desire to inform the citizens and residents of the new health information on the epidemic or infectious diseases, including Corona virus (also known as: Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome - SARS),  MOH has announced detecting seven new  cases of Corona virus during the past few days in the Al-Ahsa Governorate, five of which have passed away, May Allah have mercy upon them, while the other two cases are still in the IC unit.

MOH took all the precautionary procedures or measures to tackle all those who contact the cases in line with local and international scientific guidelines, by means of taking samples of them; in order to make sure if there are infected cases among them, since, so far, 17 confirmed cases have been recorded to be injured with this disease worldwide.

Within the same vein, the Ministry has pointed out that Coronavirus is one of the viruses that affect the respiratory system; representing 15% of the viruses that cause flu in human beings. However, this pattern is new, and there is so far no accurate information worldwide about the source of the virus or its means of transmission. Also, there is no preventive vaccination or antibiotic treatment against this virus.

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