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Al-Tawfiq J.A.,Aramco Services Company
Infectious disease clinics of North America | Year: 2012

Mass gatherings have attracted the attention of the medical community because of the increased demand made on existing services and the potential for public health problems resulting from changes in population dynamics and behaviors. Crowding, lack of hygiene, and rapid population movement at mass gatherings can lead to the emergence of infectious diseases, with the potential for spread across the globe. Numerous infections pose considerable challenges to organizers of mass gatherings and the hosts of these events. This review highlights the risks of infectious diseases, and key interventions for their prevention, at mass gatherings. Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. Source

Al-Tawfiq J.A.,Aramco Services Company | Memish Z.A.,Alfaisal University
Eurosurveillance | Year: 2012

This year the Hajj will take place during 24-29 October. Recent outbreaks of Ebola haemorrhagic fever in Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, cholera in Sierra Leone, and infections associated with a novel coronavirus in Saudi Arabia and Qatar required review of the health recommendations of the 2012 Hajj. Current guidelines foresee mandatory vaccination with quadrivalent meningococcal vaccine for all pilgrims, and yellow fever and poliomyelitis vaccine for pilgrims from high-risk countries. Influenza vaccine is strongly recommended. Source

Al-Tawfiq J.A.,Aramco Services Company
Journal of Infection and Public Health | Year: 2013

Middle East Respiratory Syndrome-coronavirus (MERS-CoV) was reported from a number of countries in the Middle East and Europe with a reported high mortality rate. MERS-CoV was initially isolated from a patient from Bisha, Saudi Arabia. A recent outbreak of MERS-CoV infection was described in a healthcare facility. Although, the recent publications on this topic had shed light on the epidemiology of the disease, many questions remain to be answered. © 2013 King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences. Source

Gas and condensate productivities from a hydrocarbon reservoir can be enhanced using a chemical treatment composition. The chemical treatment composition includes a solvent mixture and a wettability alteration chemical. The solvent mixture includes a solvent that is operable to increase the relative permeability of gas within the hydrocarbon reservoir and the wettability alteration chemical is operable to alter the wettability of surfaces of the hydrocarbon reservoir, in each case enhancing the gas and condensate productivities from the hydrocarbon reservoir. The solvent mixture is selected to provide a chemical treatment composition with a flash point of at least 40 C. (104 F.).

Aramco Services Company | Date: 2015-10-22

A method for determining the tensile strength of a rock sample comprising the steps of obtaining the rock sample, measuring a water content of the rock sample through a water measurement method, determining a matrix bulk modulus of the rock sample, wherein the matrix bulk modulus is determined through a matrix modulus method, heating the rock sample with electromagnetic energy such that the electromagnetic energy heats the water content in the rock sample from an initial temperature, wherein heating the water content causes a pore-water pressure of the rock sample to increase, detecting a break in the rock sample with a sensor, wherein the increase in the pore-water pressure causes the rock sample to break, wherein the break occurs at a break time, at a break temperature; and calculating the pore-water pressure through the water content, the matrix bulk modulus, and the break temperature of the water content.

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