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March 18, 1988 | From Reuters
The Saudi government Thursday reported its first cases of acquired immune deficiency syndrome, saying that seven of the 18 people who contracted the virus had died.
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September 24, 2000 | From Times Wire Services
Rift Valley fever has killed 44 people in north Yemen during the past 48 hours, bringing the death toll from the viral disease to 122 in only a matter of days, a Health Ministry official said Saturday. The official said 23 people died in Wadi Mour and 21 more in the adjoining northern region of Hajjah. The virus is transmitted from infected animals to humans through contact or by mosquitoes and causes diarrhea, nausea, and internal bleeding that can result in death.
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September 24, 2000 | From Times Wire Services
Rift Valley fever has killed 44 people in north Yemen during the past 48 hours, bringing the death toll from the viral disease to 122 in only a matter of days, a Health Ministry official said Saturday. The official said 23 people died in Wadi Mour and 21 more in the adjoining northern region of Hajjah. The virus is transmitted from infected animals to humans through contact or by mosquitoes and causes diarrhea, nausea, and internal bleeding that can result in death.
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March 18, 1988 | From Reuters
The Saudi government Thursday reported its first cases of acquired immune deficiency syndrome, saying that seven of the 18 people who contracted the virus had died.
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November 8, 2009 | Alexandra Sandels; Suzanne Muchnic; Jane Engle; Jeannine Stein
BABYLON & BEYOND Muslim pilgrims urged not to smoke Saudi Arabia's health ministry is launching a campaign to make the holy cities of Mecca and Medina smoke-free during this year's pilgrimage season. The move is a part of a larger health drive for the pilgrimage season that has been spearheaded by the ministry to create a healthier environment for pilgrims and prevent a swine flu breakout among them. More than 2 million people travel to the two Muslim holy cities each year to perform the pilgrimage.
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