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We describe the clinical patterns and case-fatality rate associated with severe Rift Valley fever (RVF) in patients who were admitted to the Gizan regional referral hospital during an outbreak of RVF in Saudi Arabia from September through November 2000. A total of 165 consecutive patients (136 men and 29 women) were prospectively studied; all were(More)
In this paper, we present a performance comparison between IEEE 802.15.4 which specifies the physical and media access control layers for low-rate wireless personal area networks (LR-WPANs) like ZigBee, and IEEE 802.11ah, a new global WLAN standard using sub-1 GHz frequency band, in terms of throughput and energy consumption. Both standards are targeting(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine the prevalence and causes of blindness and diabetic retinopathy (DR) in Jazan district, Southern Saudi Arabia. METHODS Using the standardized Rapid Assessment for Avoidable Blindness (RAAB) and DR cross-sectional methodology, 3800 subjects were randomly selected from the population of ≥50 years of age in Jazan, Saudi Arabia between(More)