Saudi Arabia notes MERS case, upcoming meeting

first_imgAfter going 8 days without a MERS-CoV case, Saudi Arabia officials today reported a new lab-confirmed case in a man who was infected in a Riyadh healthcare setting, as well as plans for an upcoming meeting on a vaccine against the disease.Saudi Arabia had reported a surge of infections over the past few months, much of it linked to a large hospital outbreak in Riyadh, along similar outbreaks in other cities. At the height of the activity spike there were more than 60 people in treatment at one time, but as of today only four are still in treatmentLatest patient not health workerThe newest confirmed case involves a 47-year-old male expatriate in Riyadh who contracted MERS-CoV (Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus) in the healthcare setting but is not a health worker, the Saudi Ministry of Health (MOH) said in a statement. He is hospitalized in critical condition.Riyadh’s large hospital outbreak involves 187 infections reported from the city since Jul 21. Some of them were linked to a cluster of young foreign women who shared an apartment and worked as janitors at a university near the city.The previous case in Riyadh, reported on Nov 3, involved a 70-year-old man who was said to have a primary infection. The man could be the patient mentioned in an MOH statement yesterday as the latest fatality from the disease. The agency said the 70-year-old man who died was from Riyadh and had an underlying health condition.The two developments lift Saudi Arabia’s overall total to 1,276 cases, 547 of them fatal.Plan for MERS consortiumIn a separate announcement today, the MOH said the health minister has pulled together an international conference on MERS-CoV vaccine research to be held on Nov 14 and Nov 15 at King Abdulaziz City for Sciences and Technology (KACST) in Riyadh.Ministry spokesman Faisal bin Saeed Al-Zahrani said in a statement that 87 experts are expected to attend the conference, where participants will review recent scientific papers and proposals submitted by research companies. He added that one of the event’s goals is to form an in international consortium that would include the Saudi MOH, the World Health Organization, the US National Institutes of Health, and the International Vaccine Institute. The consortium would support research and work to develop immunotherapy options and a MERS-CoV vaccine.Joining Saudi researchers at the conference will be scientists from the United States, Canada, South Korea, China, the Netherlands, Australia, and Germany. The MOH added that the conference is part of its efforts to battle the spread of the virus.The meeting announcement is the ministry’s second to address MERS research this week. Earlier this week the MOH and KACST announced a joint program with the country’s agriculture ministry to conduct MERS-CoV research and create a national database for the virus.See also:Nov 12 Saudi MOH statementNov 11 Saudi MOH statementNov 12 Saudi MOH vaccine research meeting announcementNov 10 CIDRAP News scan “Riyadh science center, Saudi ministries launch MERS research effort”last_img read more

Eni selling remaining Galp shares

first_imgItalian oil company Eni has started, through an accelerated book building procedure, the sale of shares it owns in Galp Energia, a Portuguese oil and gas company.Eni is selling 33,124,670 ordinary shares of Galp. This means the Italian company is actually selling its entire participation it has in Galp, which is around 4% of Galp’s total share capital.The shares were underlying its Exchangeable Bonds under which the terms of conversion are expired. The shares will be placed with qualified institutional investors with Goldman Sachs International and Merrill Lynch International acting as Joint Bookrunners.Over the last few months Eni has completed the disposal on the stock exchange of approximately 4% of the share capital of Galp.Following the completion of the Offering, Eni will not hold any participation in Galp’s share capital, completing the disposal process of the initial 33.34% stake, sold through several transactions starting from 2012.last_img read more

Alves named GSC freshman of the Week

first_imgPensacola, Fla- For already the third time this season, midfielder Davi Alves was named Gulf South Conference freshman of the week, the league office announced on Tuesday morning.Alves, a native of Belo Horizonte, Brazil, has been a force on offense during the Argos 11-1-2 strong season.This week was no different as the midfielder was all over the stat sheet in West Florida’s wins over Pensacola Christian and Spring Hill.  On Monday night against PCC, Alves scored one goal and assisted on another to collect three points in the 10-0 win.  Davi then turned around on Friday night against the Badgers, notching the first goal of the match off a deflection to help the Argos collect a 4-1 victory.On the season, Alves has four goals, good enough for second on the team, and six assists, which lead the team.  Alves’ six assists also rank second in the GSC and first among all freshman.The midfielder looks to finish off his impressive regular season when the Argonauts complete their regular season schedule with home matches against Delta State on November 7th and Mississippi College on November 9th.For the latest information on the UWF Men’s Soccer team, fans are encouraged to visit, or follow the team’s social media accounts on Facebook and Instagram @UWFSoccer or on Twitter @UWFMSoccer.Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Ramiro Funes Mori injury update: First diagnosis suggests Meniscus ligament damage

first_imgThe sight of Ramiro Funes Mori being wheeled off the pitch in La Paz is a worrying one for Everton.Ronald Koeman may not have been able to call on the defender for the Liverpool derby anyway, such are the demands of playing at Bolivia’s high altitude ground, but the Everton manager would have chanced his luck with that rather than a knee injury.Funes Mori was driven off on a cart during the first half, and there have been worries in the Argentine press that it’s a serious injury. Thankfully, Argentine newspaper Ole! say the first diagnosis suggests meniscus damage.Meniscus damage isn’t a good thing, but it’s a better diagnoses than a cruciate tear. Should the diagnoses be confirmed, then Funes Mori could be fit in two to four weeks.That’s for a slight meniscus tear which wouldn’t require surgery. Should it be a more serious issue and the Everton player require surgery to remove part of his meniscus then the recovery time is five to eight weeks, and in the worst case scenario a full surgical repair would mean an absence of three to four months.Ole! don’t think it’s serious, so Everton should be looking on the optimistic side of the scale.How the injury happened is unclear, but the Argentine newspaper say the pitch in La Paz was poor and Funes Mori went down clutching his face and clearly in Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameIf You Like to Play, this City-Building Game is a Must-Have. No Install.Forge of Empires – Free Online GameUndo聽多多 Hearmore.asia1969年前出生的香港居民現可免費試戴頂尖的歐洲助聽器聽多多 Hearmore.asiaUndoSingles50Hong Kong: A 40+ Dating Site That Actually Works!Singles50UndoTheTopFiveVPNEnjoy Netflix Now Without Any RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPNUndo美術寶1對1香港媽媽們注意了,速來領取適合4-12歲孩子的繪畫課,手慢無美術寶1對1UndoSmart Tech TrendOver 50? You Have to Try Those Revolutionary Glasses!Smart Tech TrendUndoCoworking Space | Search AdsThe cost of shared office in Hong Kong might surprise youCoworking Space | Search AdsUndo熱門話題生髮率無敵高!96%的禿頭都獲得改善!←這會不會長太多?熱門話題UndoKeto减肥1個簡單的妙招一夜「融化」腹部贅肉!睡前,空腹吃Keto减肥Undolast_img read more