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Crof
North Vancouver, BC Canada
Retired college teacher and writer; I also walk dogs.
Interests: history, hiking, writing, politics, teaching, environment.
Recent Activity
Via Asharq Al-Awsat, a Reuters report: Saudi Arabia announces jump in new cases of deadly MERS virus. Excerpt: Saudi Arabia confirmed 20 new cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) on Saturday and Sunday, adding up to 49 infections in... Continue reading
Posted 8 minutes ago at H5N1
Typepad is back and so am I, though I won't be able to post as much tonight as I'd like to. Via the KSA MOH MERS page: (health) record (13) infected with the case of Corona. The Google translation: In... Continue reading
Posted 11 minutes ago at H5N1
Thanks to Roberto Agoncillo for tweeting the link to this ABS-CBN News report: Batangas monitoring 3 suspected MERS-CoV cases. Excerpt: Three patients presently confined at the Batangas Medical Center (formerly Batangas Regional Hospital) are now under observation for possible Middle... Continue reading
Posted 17 minutes ago at H5N1
Via the Daily Independent, an editorial: Resurgence of ebola and its threat to Nigeria. Excerpt: The recent warning by Nigeria’s Health Minister, Chukwu Onyebuchi Chukwu that heavy migration from the neighbouring countries where the ebola virus has been confirmed can... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at H5N1
Via Sun.Star.com.ph: First Filipino Mers-Cov OFW victim ready for discharge. Excerpt: The first Filipino diagnosed with Middle East Respiratory Syndrome - Corona Virus (Mers-Cov), an overseas Filipino worker (OFW), is now ready to be discharged from quarantine, the Department of... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at H5N1
Dr. John Carroll has sent me links to three of his recent articles, and I have been so swamped with editing work plus keeping up with MERS that I haven't had time to post them. Now the editing is done,... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at H5N1
Via sabq.org: Director of Education Jeddah: free schools "Corona" did not shut down any one. The Google translation: The Director of Education in Jeddah Abdullah Al-Ahmad Al-Thaqafi through his Tweets calculated on the social networking site "Twitter", it is to... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at H5N1
Via allAfrica.com, a news release from Plan UK: Guinea: Ebola Stretches Guinea's Health System. Excerpt: Ebola cases are stretching Guinea's fragile health system as the death toll continues to rise in the West African state, warns children's charity Plan International.... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at H5N1
Via Naftemporiki.gr: Call KEELPNO the taxi driver who transported the patient to the virus MERS. The Google translation: At the hospital, a special unit of negative pressure, the Greek hospitalized, resident of Saudi Arabia, who arrived on 17 April in... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at H5N1
Via New Straits Times: Life as usual despite MERS-CoV case. BATU PAHAT: Villagers of Kampung Bintang here were carrying on with their lives as usual yesterday despite some being confined to their homes following the death of a man to... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at H5N1
Via The National, the story appears again without adding anything substantive: UAE reports 12 new cases of Mers. Just for fun, I'm bolding all the anesthetic phrases. Excerpt: The Health Authority – Abu Dhabi (Haad) has discovered 12 new cases... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at H5N1
Via Saudi Gazette: Latest coronavirus victim: Bonhomie at Saudi weddings. The deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) coronavirus has affected the general bonhomie at wedding parties in the Kingdom where pecks on the cheek, hugs and handshakes are common courtesies.... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at H5N1
Via Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, a disturbing report by Oyewale Tomori: Health in Africa: Corruption and misplaced priorities. Click through for the full report and important links. Excerpt: Many African governments blame inadequate public health funding on poverty. But... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at H5N1
Via Al-Shahed: Suspicion of injury Corona Hospital in Farwaniya. The Google translation: Farwaniya Hospital yesterday announced a state of alert, after a suspected injury arrivals corona virus, where the patient has been isolated in a private room while making sure... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at H5N1
Thanks to FluTrackers for picking up this report from the Saudi Gazette: Ministry accused of falsifying information on MERS cases. It confirms the Arabic reports mentioned here yesterday. A Saudi poet who contracted the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV)... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at H5N1
Via Le Jour, an update from WHO: Epidémie de la fièvre Ebola en Guinée : les premiers chiffres revus à la baisse.[Ebola epidemic in Guinea: The first numbers revised downward] Excerpt from the English version of the report: Ebola virus... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at H5N1
Via GulfNews.com: 12 new Mers cases in Abu Dhabi. Excerpt and then a comment: Abu Dhabi: The Health Authority Abu Dhabi (HAAD) has reported 12 more cases of the Mers-Coronavirus infection, but the patients are in a stable condition. The... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at H5N1
Via Emarat Al-Youm: "Health" of Abu Dhabi announces 12 new cases for "Corona". Excerpt from a Google translation with precious few details and not even certainty about the number of cases: Announced HAAD, about 12 new cases of Corona virus... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at H5N1
Via ABS-CBN News: New tests on OFW negative for MERS-CoV. Click through for a 26-minute video of the press conference with Health Secretary Ona. Excerpt: MANILA (1st UPDATE) - New tests on a Filipino nurse who returned to the Philippines... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at H5N1
Via sabq.org: Doctor of Chinese Medicine Alternative offers a recipe for the prevention of "Corona". When this kind of panacea gets touted, you know the panic has set in. Excerpt from a Google translation: Dr. Mohammed Saeed advised with a... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at H5N1
Via SBS News: Ebola 'has killed 61' in Guinea this year. Excerpt: The Ebola virus has claimed 61 lives in Guinea out of 109 laboratory-confirmed cases since January, the government says. They were among 197 suspect cases recorded in the... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at H5N1
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A photo of a Saudi hospital bathroom posted April 16 on #Corona Via Arab News, an April 18 editorial: MERS — no need to panic. Excerpt: It is quite understandable that people should fear for the health of their loved... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at H5N1
Via Khaleej Times, an AFP report: Two expats die of Mers in Saudi commercial hub. Excerpt: Two foreigners died of Mers in the Saudi city of Jeddah, the health ministry said on Saturday, as fears rise over the spreading respiratory... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at H5N1
Mike Coston at Avian Flu Diary has one of his patented, link-rich overviews: Saudi MOH Announces 7 More MERS Cases In Jeddah (2 Fatal). Go read it. While you're there, also check his post on the KSA MOH statement on... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at H5N1
Thanks to MERScoV for tweeting the link to this report in jordanzad.com: Jordan increased news - Jordan News | "Corona" eliminates the Jordanian. The Google translation: Special - a large - Jordan increased news body to the ears of the... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at H5N1