Philippines: Second Case of Mers Alerts Authorities


MANILA, Philippines: Health Authorities report that a 36-year-old foreigner from the Middle East has been placed under quarantine after testing positive for the MERS virus. While the patient’s home country has not been immediately disclosed, people who may have come in close contact with the foreigner are being tracked according to Philippine’s Health Secretary Janette […]

Thailand Now MERS Free As Experts Declare The Only Man Free Of The Deadly Disease


Health Ministry gave a clean bill of health to the one man in all of Thailand who was the known case of the deadly MERS virus. A 75-year-old Omani citizen was declared free of infection on Friday. Health officials conducted five laboratory tests on the man, living little chance for the virus to go unchecked, […]

Connie St. Louis: How genuine is the woman who took down Nobel Laureate Tim Hunt via Twitter campaign?


Connie St. Louis, director of science journalism at City University, London and the woman whose relentless twitter campaign eventually led to the resignation of Nobel laureate, Tim Hunt. But who really is Connie St. Louis? Many women working in science centers, laboratories caught on her twitter campaign, and posted sarcastic tweets to get back at […]

Nobel-prize winning scientist Tim Hunt landed in hot water with UCL after sexist comments about Women Scientists – guests laughed at joke


Think before you speak… particularly if you plan on saying something condescending about women scientists. This ain’t the 17, or 18th century when men could get away with their bigoted, sexist statements about women in their field. Times are changing for the opposite gender, and they are now more aware of their rights than ever […]

MERS Claims 31 Lives In South Korea As Outbreak Continues


South Korea’s health ministry has reported that two more people have died and one new patient has contracted the dreadful disease, reported by CNN. With these two new patients, the death toll in South Korea now stands at 31. Since May 2015, the Republic of Korea has been investigating an outbreak of MERS. It is […]

South Korea’s Fight With MERS Outbreak


All hospitals in South Korea have been ordered to track all the visitors to the emergency ward due to a large outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS). Health ministry said on Thursday that there have been difficulties locating every person who has been exposed to this disease. MERS is a viral disease affecting the respiratory […]

First case of deadly MERS virus in Thailand: 175 exposed, authorities take immediate action, quarantines people


Authorities in Thailand confirm their first case of MERS after an Omani national tested positive for the deadly virus at a hospital here. MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome) is an infection caused by coronavirus (which includes the SARS, common cold and flu viruses). Although, it’s still not confirmed how it’s transmitted from one person to […]

Samsung Medical Center is found responsible for half the cases of MERS in South Korea


On Sunday, the president of the Samsung Medical Center, in the capital Seoul, issued a public apology as it was revealed that the Center has been the source of nearly half the cases of Mers (Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome). More than seventy cases have been traced back to the hospital. It is believed that an […]

South Korea’s quarantine law is in full effect


There are more than 1,300 people, after coming into contact with confirmed or suspected sufferers of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), have been quarantined in their homes or at hospitals and medical facilities. The number of the case increased to 30 people after an additional of five case is confirmed, two of whom have died. […]

South Korea is struggling to cope up with its first health crisis


North Korea calling for border checks caused by alarm over an epidemic of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) in South Korea spread. South Korean President Park Geun-hye has commanded that everything to be done to halt the outbreak which began two weeks ago, brought into the country by a 68-year-old man who visited Saudi Arabia […]