Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome (MERS)

Genetically related to SARS virus, MERS was first discovered in Bisha, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. It has been found in dromedary camels and bats. It has been found in following nine countries; France, Germany, Italy, Jordan, KSA, Qatar, Tunisia, UAE and the UK It has a 50% fatality rate. It is a disease which is […]

Culture Shock in Dubai

I write this from the bus in 40 degrees heat, outside the largest shopping mall (Dubai Mall) in the world, the tallest building (Burj Khalifa) in the world a mere 10 minute walk away. Coupled with having just seen marina animals behind the world’s largest acrylic window (of the Dubai Aquarium), it struck me how […]