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MERS toll reaches 102 in Saudi Arabia

Last Updated: Monday, April 28, 2014, 18:46

The Middle East Respiratory Syndrome toll has reached 102 in Saudi Arabia since the virus first emerged in April 2012, a media report said Monday.

Egypt on alert after first MERS case detected

Last Updated: Sunday, April 27, 2014, 17:16

Egyptian health ministry said Saturday that it discovered the first case of the SARS-like Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) virus in an Egyptian man back from Saudi Arabia.

24 swine flu deaths in Egypt

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 05, 2014, 02:41

There have been 24 deaths due to swine flu or A/H1N1 virus since December in the country, the Egyptian health ministry said Tuesday.

Indians adding to world obesity problem: Report

Last Updated: Sunday, January 05, 2014, 00:05

A recent report has debunked the idea that obesity is a problem generally associated with relatively richer Western countries. Middle-income countries like India also add to this severe problem and are now at the heart of a "fat explosion".

Polio virus linked to Pakistan found in Egypt

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 22, 2013, 11:31

Pakistani health officials have called for infants leaving the country to be issued polio vaccinations at airports after virus samples linked to a southern Pakistani city were discovered in Egypt.

Egyptians design `faster, cheaper` hepatitis C test

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 14, 2012, 23:31

The American University in Cairo said today that a team of its researchers has designed a faster and cheaper test for all types of hepatitis C, which it says affects about 10 million Egyptians.

Egypt denies being source of E coli

Last Updated: Thursday, July 07, 2011, 00:00

Egypt has denied reports that the country`s fenugreek seeds exported to Europe caused the E coli infections.

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