MERS-CoV, another Virus to watch

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  1. stratrider

    stratrider New Member

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    MERS-CoV, or Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus is yet another virus to keep an eye on. This is a viral respiratory illness first reported in Saudi Arabia in 2012. This month the World Health Organization (WHO) has confirmed 32 cases of the virus so far, including a cluster of 10 health care workers, all of whom worked with an infected patient who died on April 10. Nearly all the cases were located in the Middle East countries of Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Jordan. One case was found in Malaysia.
    CDC is concerned about MERS-CoV. Most people who have been confirmed to have MERS-CoV infection developed severe acute respiratory illness. They had fever, cough, and shortness of breath. About half of these people died. Also, the virus spreads from person to person and has spread between countries. CDC recognizes the potential for the virus to spread further and cause more cases and clusters globally, including in the United States.
    The CDC's take on this:
    http://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/mers/faq.html
     
  2. stratrider

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  3. alsaqr

    alsaqr Well-Known Member Supporter

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    i've been following this MERS-CoV thing since the first cases were found in Saudi. i have several doctor and nurse friends who work in Saudi. One nurse says there are more cases that the Saudis have not reported.

    There is great potential for this virus to spread widely because of pilgrims visiting Saudi holy sites. Hajj will fall in early October this year.

    IMO: The US CDC is downplaying the danger presented by this virus. The virus has killed about one of three victims.
     
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  5. KG7IL

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    ok, so it's here now. Yes it's seems to be contained, but there were others on the plane and ground.

    Will you change your daily behaviors now that it's here?

    I'll watch the reports, but no changes for now.
     
  6. stratrider

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    Stay safe Fathead. You might be safer where you are than where I am right now. I'm in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire, west Africa. :( No cases of Ebola to date, but we are right next door to Liberia. It is pretty here. I just won't be shaking any hands :D
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  7. primer1

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    CNN reports a second case in Florida. The infected person travelled from Saudi Arabia, to London, to Boston, then Atlanta to Orlando. Lots of potential... -Eeeek-
     
  8. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    i heard that one on the radio coming home from work yesterday evening. they said CDC was notified as well.
     
  9. stratrider

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    The Netherlands has it's first case...
     
  10. willshoum

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    Slave labor.............

    If the high and mighty Saudis would learn how to do manuel labor, they would'nt have a problem with the virus's brought in from other countrys. A song for all you nay sayers.... It's blowing in the wind..............;)
     
  11. willshoum

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    Just in.............

    The world according to Garp...........We have nothing to worry about............................:eek:;)
     
  12. Bigcountry02

    Bigcountry02 Coffee! If your not shaking, you need another cup Supporter

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  13. alsaqr

    alsaqr Well-Known Member Supporter

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    The virus may have become more virulent. MERS-coV has something to do with camels and bats. The Bedouins will have a big problem with this one. No way will they give up their camels.

    http://news.nationalgeographic.com/...mels-health-contagion-spillover-bats-disease/
     
  14. stratrider

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    I shudder when I think about their annual Hadj, when millions converge on one spot and then return to their homelands around the globe. :(
     
  15. willshoum

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    Call me stupid...............

    It's looking for a way in, trial and error. It will mutate till it finally solves the problem on how to beat mans ability to fight it off................Its a proven fact.......................;););)