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MERS virus death toll in Saudi Arabia reaches 111

Saudi health authorities announced Saturday two new deaths from the MERS coronavirus, raising to 111 the number of fatalities since the disease appeared in the kingdom in September 2012. A 25-year-old man has died in the Red Sea port city of Jeddah……

MERS coronavirus death toll reaches 61 in Saudi Arabia

Saudi health authorities announced on Sunday the death of an elderly woman from the MERS coronavirus, bringing the death toll from the respiratory disease in the kingdom to 61. The 81-year-old, who died from the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome in Riyadh……

New death raises Saudi Arabia’s MERS toll to 59

Saudi health authorities announced Wednesday a new MERS death, bringing to 59 the number of people who have died from the coronavirus in the country with the most fatalities. The Saudi national, aged 60, died in hospital in the Riyadh region, said the……

Researchers propose new experiments on mutant bird flu

Scientists proposed developing a more potent strain of the deadly H7N9 bird flu on Wednesday to examine how mutant forms might spread among humans, a topic that has stoked global alarm in the past. The announcement came a day after Chinese scientists reported the first likely case of person-to-person transmission…

U.S. recalls organ storage fluid over contamination fears

A major US pharmaceutical company on Thursday issued a wide-spanning global recall of the fluid used to store organs for potential transplants over fears it could be contaminated. Bristol Myers-Squibb (BMS) said it is recalling the fluid, called Viaspan, across much of Europe as a part of its investigation into…

U.S. health authorities warn against ‘inhalable caffeine’

US health authorities on Tuesday issued a warning to the maker of a new inhalable caffeine product sold in the United States and France, citing mislabeling and safety concerns. “The Food and Drug Administration reviewed your website at www.aeroshots.com in February 2012 and has determined that the product AeroShot is…

Bird flu claims second victim in China

A man in southwest China who contracted the bird flu virus died on Sunday, health authorities said, the second human death from the virulent disease in the Asian country in just under a month. Concerns about avian influenza have risen across southeast Asia after China in late December reported its…

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