Home About Kuna Advertise Contact Us Kuna's Bureaus Services Term Of Use
Register Login
facebook Twitter Youtube rss
Ban Ki-moon arrives in Kuwait for Third aid-pledging conf.      Moroccan FM hopes Kuwait III has positive contributions to Syrian people      Kuwait's philanthropic fund extends mandate in Lebanon for year      Oman says aid will certainly ease Syrian refugees' suffering      His Highness Amir cables Bahraini premier      Kuwait's effective participation in IPU conference applauded      Spring of Arabic Poetry festival opens at Al-Babtain library
  Health
GCC health ministers continue to raise level of coronavirus epidemiological surveillance
01/05/2014   |   01:42 PM | World News
تصغير الخطالشكل الأساسيتكبير الخط
RIYADH, May 1 (KUNA) -- The Executive Board of Health Ministers' Council for the GCC States stressed the continuity of raising the level of epidemiological surveillance for the Middle East respiratory symptom coronavirus (MERS-CoV) in the Gulf region, following a spike in confirmed cases since its discovery in September 20012.
A number of recommendations were made at the Board's 80th meeting that was concluded Thursday in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
The Executive Board's Director General Tawfiq al-Khawaja told the press that exchanging information and exchanging contingency plans were among the recommendations made during the meeting.
The meeting also suggested providing laboratories with necessary equipment and medication. It also stressed the importance of raising the qulifications of medical staff to deal, monitor and watch for any signs of the virus.
Among the recommendations was urging media outlets to deliver any news on this new virus in accordance with factual evidence and away from any exaggeration or underestimation of information.
Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that includes viruses that may cause a range of illnesses in humans, from the common cold to SARS. Viruses of this family also cause a number of animal diseases.
Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) is a particular strain of coronavirus that has not been previously identified in humans. There is very limited information on transmission, severity and clinical impact with only a small number of cases reported thus far. (end) ad.nfm
 Print
  Email
 Save
Share
Share
Honoring Kuwait 2014


KUNA publishes a book titled (His Highness Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah: A Humanitarian Leader) to commemorate the UN honoring of Kuwait's leader

kuna magazien


Most Read Most Emailed  
1.   KFAED signs loan agreement of KD 7.5 million with Cuba
2.   KDIPA chief, Japan discuss more investment in Kuwait
3.   Kuwait calls on UNHRC to halt Israeli violations against Palestinians
4.   Kuwait National Guard ready for emergency -- official
5.   Int'l Islamic economic conf. opens in Doha
6.   Saudi FM expresses surprise of Putin's message to Arab Summit
    Photo Gallery

The Third International Pledging Humanitarian Conference for Syria

UNDP Assistant Director and Arab Regional Bureau Director, Sima Bahouth

Minister of Justice, Minister of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs Yaqoub Al-Sanea

GCC Secretary General Abdullatif Al-Zayani

His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah arrives Kuwait

Amir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani

His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah departing Sharm El-Sheikh airport

Governor of the Central Bank of Kuwait Dr. Mohammad Y. Al-Hashel with representative of China Banking Regulatory Commission

The king of Saudi Arabia Salman Bin Abdulaziz giving a speech during the 26th regular session of the Arab Summit in Sharm El Sheikh

His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah giving a speech during the 26th ordinary Arab summit

Kuwaiti Ambassador to Vietnam Hamad Al-Jutaili

His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah departing to Egypt seen off by Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah

His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah departing to Egypt seen off by His Highness Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak

His Highness Amir's envoy His Highness Sheikh Nasser Al-Mohammad Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah leaves Singapore

Minister of Finance and Acting Minister of Commerce and Industry Anas Al-Saleh

designated Undersecretary at KNG Major General Hashim Al-Refaei

Egypt's President Abdelfatah Al-Sisi

Director General of KDIPA Sheikh Dr. Meshaal Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah and JETRO Executive Vice President Tsuneyuki Kato

Kuwait's permanent delegate to the UN Ambassador Jamal Al-Ghunaim

Central Bank of Kuwait Governor Dr. Mohammad Al-Hashel

Kuwait pavilion at Expo Milano 2015

Kuwait pavilion at Expo Milano 2015

His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah

Kuwaiti Ambassador to Mexico, Samih Johar Hayat during Photo exhibition
Publications

WEATHER
PRAYER
CURRENCIES
KUWAIT AIRPORT
    Calendar
About KUNA KUNA SERVICES USEFUL LINKS KUNA ARCHIVE KUNA PUBLICATIONS
Home
About Kuna
Advertise
Contact Us
Kuna's Bureaus
Services
Term Of Use
Read The Whole Newscast
Pictures (during the week)
FTP Service
KUNA training center
KUNA Reader
SMS Services
الكويت فى ذاكرة الأيام
Images 2014
Job Application
Careers
Arab News Agencies
International News Agencies
Governmental Institutes
Banks in Kuwait
News Paper
Local Companies
other useful links
Prayer Times
News Archive
Other News Services
Today In Kuwait's History
Events
Training Sessions
Videos
All KUNA right are reserved © 2012. This site is designed and published by IDS