Infectious Disease News
  • MOH Publishes Awareness Infographic about Importance of Handwashing

    Added On : 10th May 2017

    Image result for MOH LOGOThe Ministry of Health (MOH) has reiterated the importance of handwashing and working to rationalize the use of antibiotics, as well as commitment to hand sanitizing to prevent 50% of infection acquired cases in facilities.

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  • British scientists in world-first TB breakthrough

    Added On : 25th March 2017

    Image result for World-first breakthrough to combat TBBritish scientists have made a world-first breakthrough in the diagnosis of tuberculosis.

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  • Vaccines for three deadly viruses fast-tracked

    Added On : 19th January 2017

    Nipah virus particleScientists have named three relatively little-known diseases they think could cause the next global health emergency.

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  • The Saudi Society of Clinical Microbiology Scientific Society organizes the dengue virus infection workshop

    Added On : 18th January 2017

    Image result for dengue mosquitoIn collaboration with the Saudi Ministry of Health, the Saudi Society of Clinical Microbiology organizes the Dengue Virus Infection workshop, in collaboration with various healthcare companies including Sanofi Pasteur, the workshop addressed the needs of health care professionals, particularly physicians, and clinical microbiologists, researchers, and pharmacists specialized in infectious diseases in the field of dengue fever.

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  • Workshop discusses spread of dengue virus

    Added On : 16th January 2017

    Saudi Society of Clinical MicrobiologyJEDDAH — In collaboration with the Ministry of Health, the Saudi Society of Clinical Microbiology organized a workshop on dengue virus infection. Various healthcare companies including Sanofi Pasteur supported the workshop, which addressed the needs of healthcare professionals, particularly physicians, and clinical microbiologists, researchers and pharmacists specialized in infectious diseases in the field of dengue fever.

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  • KSMC observes global infection control week

    Added On : 13th December 2016

    Dr. Haitham Alfalah, CEO at KSMC, and other global week for infection control participants. — Courtesy photoRIYADH – Under the slogan of “You and infection control”, King Saud Medical City celebrated the global week for infection control to spread the word on protective ways and means. Of late, infections have emerged as posing a grave risk to the safety of patients and healthcare providers.

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  • HIV 'game-changer' now on NHS

    Added On : 4th December 2016

    HIVA drug that dramatically reduces the risk of being infected with HIV will now be given to patients by the NHS in England.

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  • AIDS experts say new vaccine trial may offer hope for a cure

    Added On : 3rd December 2016

    There's a push from groups around the world to bring an end to the spread of AIDSAt the end of 2015, about 36.7 million people had been living with HIV/AIDS worldwide, according to UNAIDS. But new initiatives, including a clinical trial for an HIV vaccine in South Africa, as well as a campaign to help children stay free of AIDS, are giving advocates hope that more lives can be saved from the devastating illness in the coming years.

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  • Bumper load of new viruses identified

    Added On : 28th November 2016

    VirosphereAn international research team led from Australia and China has discovered nearly 1,500 new viruses.

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  • Prevention against infectious diseases key to healthy aging

    Added On : 27th November 2016

    Prevention against infectious diseases key to healthy aging:The quality of immune response may decline with advancing age, resulting in increased susceptibility to infections.

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