Medical Alert 22–28 November 2016 - week 47

Asia & the Pacific New Zealand: Earthquake Health Implications An earthquake of magnitude 7.8 has struck the south island of New Zealand, causing significant damage to some infrastructure and disruption of some services. Details of damage, disruption and casualties are still emerging. Remain alert and follow the advice of the local authorities, including in and around coastal areas.

Mid East & N Africa Saudi Arabia: MERS-CoV Cases of Middle East Respiratory syndrome (MERS-CoV) continue to be reported across Saudi Arabia. In November, cases have been recorded in Bahrah, Buraidah, Kharj, Najran and Tabuk.