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Depth: 10 km

Distances: 345 km S of Amman, Jordan / pop: 1,275,857 / local time: 18:34:02.7 2015-06-27
62 km S of Aqaba, Jordan / pop: 95,048 / local time: 18:34:02.7 2015-06-27
11 km E of Nuwaybi‘a, Egypt / pop: 5,000 / local time: 17:34:02.7 2015-06-27

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13,000 sheep die on long distance boat journey without food or water, from Romania to Jordan

During a long distance journey from Romania to Jordan around 13,000 sheep died without food and water. The ship on which the animals are, was not allowed to invest in Jordan, since there were already dead sheep on board at this time. Now the ship controls to a port in Somalia African.
The animal rights organization “Four Paws” has uncovered the agonizing deaths of thousands of sheep over a long distance journey. After a journey by truck 13,000 sheep were loaded at the port Midia in Romania on a ship to the country of destination Jordan. According to Jordanian media around 5,200 sheep died on the ship after eight days without food and water. The head of Romanian Farmers’ Association have informed, according to the animal welfare organization that the number of dead animals even amounts to 11,000, so the club in a press release.
Sheep without earmarks
The “Four Paws” have also found that some of the sheep were sick or dead and no earmarks wore while they were still in the truck at the port gate.
According to research by the animal rights activists dead sheep Holder Trade should include. This company based in Romania will export 12,000 sheep and 4,000 cattle a year to Western Europe, Africa and the Middle East and recorded an annual turnover of six million euros. By law, every farm animal would shortly receive an ear chip after birth, so its origin can be detected.
“We have found that this company collect animals from around the country for export, so that they arrive already exhausted at the harbor,” says “Four Paws” Gabriel Paun -Campaigner in the press release.
Authorities require the disposal of dead animals
This incident occurred a few weeks occurred after the Jordanian Ministry of Agriculture had lifted an eight-month ban on imports of livestock from Romania after it had been reported there in 2014 about an outbreak of bluetongue. Now called for the Jordanian authorities that the ship dead animals disposed of before approving the healthy entry to Jordan.
“A disgusting, but common practice among carriers is the animals simply to topple into the sea. They can spread disease and damage to the marine ecosystem. It has often dead livestock were washed away by the waves on the beach. In April, we received the information of a dead cow lay on the beach of Tel Aviv after 32 cows had died during transport from Romania to Israel, “said Gabriel Paun continued.
Courtesy of topagrar.at



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Depth: 10 km

Distances: 298 km S of Amman, Jordan / pop: 1,275,857 / local time: 09:46:10.8 2014-07-22
22 km W of Aqaba, Jordan / pop: 95,048 / local time: 09:46:10.8 2014-07-22
19 km SW of Eilat, Israel / pop: 45,588 / local time: 09:46:10.8 2014-07-22

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Depth: 12 km

Distances: 174 km S of Amman, Jordan / pop: 1,275,857 / local time: 10:27:29.8 2014-05-24
49 km SW of Aţ Ţafīlah, Jordan / pop: 25,429 / local time: 10:27:29.8 2014-05-24
28 km NW of Petra, Jordan / pop: 14,000 / local time: 10:27:29.8 2014-05-24

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MERS virus kills a man in Jordan

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A man has died in Jordan after being infected with the Mers virus, a media report said Tuesday, in the kingdom’s second fatality from the disease this year and fourth since 2012.

The Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus is considered a deadlier but less-transmissible cousin of the Sars virus that erupted in Asia in 2003 and infected 8,273 people, nine per cent of whom died.

Jordan reported the first death from Mers in February, after two fatalities in 2012.

“The new death from the coronavirus was one of those infected with the virus who was 56 years old who was suffering from anaemia and pneumonia, and who had been hospitalised,” health ministry official Mohammad Abdullat was quoted as saying by state news agency Petra.

Mers emerged in 2012 and is mostly focused on Saudi Arabia, where it has killed 115 people, according to health officials there.

Saudi Arabia’s number of Mers infections has also reached 414, the world’s highest tally, the ministry reported.

There are no vaccines or antiviral treatments for Mers, a disease with a mortality rate of more than 40 per cent that experts are still struggling to understand.

Some research has suggested that camels are a likely source of the virus.

Two new cases of MERS virus found in Jordan


Two new cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), which since 2012 has killed 107 people in Saudi Arabia, have been reported in Jordan.

The Jordanian state news agency Petra said an unidentified Saudi man, 25, and his Jordanian medic, 28, are infected, bringing the number of MERS cases in Jordan to seven.

The medic “got infected while he was treating the Saudi patient. He (the medic) is in stable condition,” said Health Ministry official Mohammed Abdallat.

The MERS coronavirus causes acute respiratory illness. Its symptoms include fever, cough and shortness of breath, and thus far the majority of its victims do not survive, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control said. It is regarded as a deadlier but less-easily transmitted form of the SARS virus, which began in Asia in 2003 and infected 8,273 people, 744 of whom died.

Saudi health authorities reported Wednesday the number of those diagnosed within the country with MERS had risen to 361.

Jordanian Man Dies From MERS Virus

MERS Virus

A man has died in Jordan after being infected with the MERS virus, the kingdom’s first fatality from the respiratory disease in more than a year, news reports said Saturday.

Another man was reported to have died of the H1N1 virus, or swine flu.

“Two men in their eighties have died in Jordan, one from the coronavirus MERS and the other from H1N1,” the daily Al-Rai cited health ministry official Bassam Hajawi as saying.

It quoted him as saying the ministry had “raised precautionary and alert levels across the kingdom”.

Saudi Arabia is by far the worst affected country from MERS – Middle East Respiratory Syndrome – accounting for 59 deaths out of 180 confirmed cases.

It has also struck in the United Arab Emirates and Qatar.

The death in Jordan was the country’s third, after two previous fatalities in 2012.

Experts are struggling to understand MERS, for which there is no vaccine.

It is considered a deadlier but less-transmissible cousin of the SARS virus that erupted in Asia in 2003 and infected 8,273 people, nine percent of whom died.

Last August, researchers pointed to Arabian camels as possible hosts of the virus.

Cases have also been reported in Europe in Britain, France, Germany, Italy, mainly in people who had visited the Middle East.

Hajawi was quoted on Saturday as saying it was not known how the Jordanian man became infected.

“It is possible he contracted the virus while abroad, two months before the symptoms appeared,” he said, adding that the patient also had leukemia.

On January 29, Saudi Arabia announced a new MERS death, bringing to 59 the number of people who have died from the coronavirus there.

The health ministry said the 60-year-old Saudi national died in hospital in the Riyadh region, adding that he had suffered from chronic disease.

At the end of last month, the World Health Organization said it had been informed of 180 cases of MERS infection worldwide, including 77 deaths.

Like SARS, MERS appears to cause a lung infection, with patients suffering from a temperature, cough and breathing difficulties.

But it differs in that it also causes rapid kidney failure and the extremely high death rate has caused serious concern.

Of the swine flu case, the Jordanian health ministry official said 25 cases had been treated successfully in the country this winter.

He added that the man who died had also suffered from cardiac problems. H1N1 has claimed the lives of 29 Jordanians down the years.



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Depth: 16 km

Distances: 292 km SW of Amman, Jordan / pop: 1,275,857 / local time: 14:30:00.0 2014-01-24
51 km W of Aqaba, Jordan / pop: 95,048 / local time: 14:30:00.0 2014-01-24
44 km W of Eilat, Israel / pop: 45,588 / local time: 14:30:00.0 2014-01-24

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