Via the KSA MOH MERS page: members of the National Scientific Committee for Infectious Diseases: the health situation in Jeddah reassuring and thankfully. Excerpt from a Google translation:
Confirmed members of the National Scientific Committee for Infectious Diseases that the health status of Jeddah reassuring and thankfully that assembly, which appeared to situations in the governorate of Jeddah in line with the nature of the disease, which may appear in the form of clusters does not differ from the pattern of the disease in the rest of the kingdom, which appeared where the virus.
The preparations facilities and hospitals are in line with national and international standards for infection control and do not need extras for the readiness and availability of all hardware and supplies needed to deal with the cases.
This came during the visit, the inspection carried out by a team from the National Scientific Committee for Infectious Diseases and who represent a number of health sectors from inside and outside the Ministry of Health Hospitals in Jeddah to view the health status and readiness of these hospitals to HIV Corona Mirs in addition to their meeting with a group of health practitioners in those Utilities.
In the same context, met this morning at the library in Jeddah Excellency the Minister of Health. Abdullah Al-Rabiah attended by Deputy Minister of Health Affairs d. Mansour sensorial and Deputy Minister for Planning and Development d. Mohammed Khchim a team of members of the National Scientific Committee which included debate the latest developments in the province also addressed the discussion of efforts undertaken by the Ministry of Health to renew and confirm communication with the companies manufacturing vaccines and international research centers to discuss the manufacture effective vaccine for the disease and the willingness of the Ministry of Health and the national scientific collaboration in this area.
He also briefed His Excellency on the report of the Ministry of Health on the status of the virus Corona since its inception, as the report pointed out that the virus Corona Mirs of emerging diseases like the emerging diseases that have not known man by the result of a reasoned was not known to humanity, such as the emergence of H1N1 influenza virus in 2009 and the SARS virus in 2003 and that these diseases innervate the handle and take the time is short to recognize scientists it is to identify the source of infections and methods of transmission and the manufacture of a drug to treat and produce a preventive vaccine her and all of that applies to the syndrome, the Middle East respiratory virus Koruna.