UAE Government bans vegetables from Kerala – Origin of mysterious virus

UAE bans vegetables from Kerala The United Arab Emirates has banned imports of fresh vegetables and fruits from the Indian state of Kerala.  After an outbreak of the Nipah virus (NiV) there, the Gulf state’s ministry of environment said on Tuesday. It has also banned imports of live animals from South Africa. Its based on a notification from the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) of the registration of Rift Valley Fever disease, the statement said. (more…)
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Fearing repeat of Philippines employment crisis, MoH provides jobs for 70 Indians

Fearing repeat of Philippines employment crisis, MoH provides jobs for 70 Indian nurses KUWAIT : Fearing a repeat of the Philippine employment crisis with India, Kuwait’s Ministry of Health has rushed to provide job grades for some 70 Indian nurses following a complaint filed by the Indian Embassy to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs explaining the reasons (more…)
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Kuwait Government said to reject tax on expat remittances

Kuwait Government rejected tax on expat remittances High level ministerial sources reiterated government’s stance that rejected the proposal to impose taxes on expatriates’ remittances. It was earlier approved by the Parliamentary Financial Committee, and the relevant report referred to the parliament for deliberations and voting.  (more…)
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What is Nipah Virus ?

Q : What is Nipah Virus ? A : Nipah virus was initially discovered when it caused an outbreak of brain fever among pig farmers in Malaysia. Q : Should I be worried ? A : A little. As it is transmitted from person to person and there is no effective antiviral therapy for this infection . Q : Who is at high risk ? How is it transmitted ?  (more…)
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