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(BBC)   SARS may be spread by cockroaches   ( divider line
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2003-04-08 07:46:18 AM  
I guess it's just as well the US military keep finding stockpiles of pesticide then.
2003-04-08 08:09:14 AM  
Great, another reason to hate cock-a-roaches. Farkin' cock-a-roaches!
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2003-04-08 08:09:15 AM  
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2003-04-08 08:26:43 AM  
Well, there goes New York!
2003-04-08 09:02:30 AM  
Great. So what the hell am I supposed to eat for my take-home edition of Fear Factor?
2003-04-08 09:14:01 AM  
Terminex is liking the sound of that!
2003-04-08 09:42:09 AM  
Maybe the Boy in the Plastic Bubble has the right idea.
2003-04-08 10:20:28 AM  

La Cucaracha:

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2003-04-08 10:56:10 AM  
Boy, is Joe in trouble...

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2003-04-08 10:57:15 AM  
Will somebody please stand up and rename this thing to reflect reality? I propose YAP - Yet Another Pneumonia. That's all it is, but also says a great deal about what the media has been doing with it.
2003-04-08 10:59:12 AM  
Actually, they got the name wrong. It should be "severe" acute respiratory syndrome, and they put "sudden". Way to be, BBC.
2003-04-08 10:59:30 AM  
2003-04-08 10:59:33 AM  
So Iraq is actually trying to rid the world of SARS, not Kurds...
2003-04-08 10:59:44 AM  
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2003-04-08 10:59:48 AM  
2003-04-08 11:00:48 AM  
taco bell is one big petri dish
2003-04-08 11:03:22 AM  
Well, there goes New York!

New York? Feh! Everyone knows that they're really going for Tokyo!

And only this guy can stop them:
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2003-04-08 11:04:12 AM  
i think i have the Sars
2003-04-08 11:09:16 AM  
I thought it was from an STD. Are you telling me that somebody's been having sex with a cockroach!?
2003-04-08 11:10:34 AM  
We had it here till we partied it away.
2003-04-08 11:11:34 AM  
Well, all we have to do is get rid of the cockroaches. Oh yeah, they've been here a billion years. Run for your lives.
2003-04-08 11:12:31 AM  
I did not know that Ari Fleischer had spent time in Asia.
2003-04-08 11:14:11 AM  
So, Are Roaches Spreaders?
2003-04-08 11:16:25 AM  
Geez, I wonder how they actually are vectors. I mean, they don't sneeze or cough or anything. I mean, were they crawling up some sick dude's nose, laying a couple of eggs, then going next door and crawling up some chick's nose? I mean, if so, I'm so there, since that's the closest I would have been to a girl in the last six months.

Then again, this helps out with my pet peeve of the poor and stupid inheriting the world. Come up with a deadly virus spread by cockroaches, and you'll take out half the world's poor! No more high taxes :)

OK, you can flame me now!
2003-04-08 11:16:48 AM  
Cool - pestilence and disease. Two great tastes that go great together!

Excuse me, could you hand me that vial?
2003-04-08 11:17:53 AM  
Collywobbles - Yes, it's YAP. But it's a pneumonia that's UNTREATABLE by ANY antibiotics. Think about what it would be like to have an ugly cold, ALL the time because it's always being passed back'n'forth relentlessly. Eventually contracted by those most at risk - the young, the old, and the infirm.
2003-04-08 11:19:20 AM  
is quarentine a bad word still?
2003-04-08 11:20:44 AM  
I told you not to use all those "anti-" products.

Now look what you have wrought.
2003-04-08 11:21:41 AM  
is quarentine a bad word still?

It is when it's spelt like that.
2003-04-08 11:22:27 AM  
man people in large cities are screwed. And people in NC because there seemed to be roaches everywhere.

*no offense to people in NC, but honestly I lived there for 6 years and I saw roaches everywhere.
2003-04-08 11:24:51 AM  
Don't forget, in Florida, the roaches can fly!

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2003-04-08 11:29:43 AM  
Is this similar to the disease I've been spreading with my cock for the past six months?
2003-04-08 11:30:14 AM  
I wonder what Bryan from Color Me Badd has to say about this.
2003-04-08 11:32:48 AM  
is quarentine a bad word still?

It is when it's spelt like that.

holy crap! I didn't realize I had done that...

is quarantine a bad word still?

2003-04-08 11:33:32 AM  
Large cities? People in cities like Hong Kong with huge population density should be a lot more concerned!
2003-04-08 11:33:50 AM  
damn, CatchrNdRy
I thought that was funny until I noticed you are posting it in every thread.
2003-04-08 11:36:09 AM  
Nightsweat: Damn straight! We call them Palmetto bugs down here. And they get farking HUGE.
2003-04-08 11:39:31 AM  
nightsweat:"Don't forget, in Florida, the roaches can fly!" sad to say I live in orlando, but I have never seen a roach fly.
2003-04-08 11:40:44 AM  
Well, there goes the neighborhood...

It was nice knowing you all, hope to see you in the afterlife, if there is one.
2003-04-08 11:42:35 AM  
Forsythe P. Jones: Palmetto bugs ARE roaches!!
2003-04-08 11:44:03 AM  

I don't know what you are referring to when you talk about persistent reinfection. In Canada, the vast majority of patients are being treated and released. True, not with antibiotics, but then we can't treat influenza with antibiotics either, but the prognosis with that is pretty much the same as with YAP, you're going to be sick as a dog for a week or two after which (unless you had some underlying condition or immunocompromise), you'll be fine.
2003-04-08 11:44:37 AM  
Stebain Come on two threads is hardly every thread. And it is very applicable to every situation. The funny thing is I bet he does have an opinion on it as he is still alive.
2003-04-08 11:44:52 AM  
What's the mortality rate for a severe case of the heebie-jeebies?
2003-04-08 11:49:32 AM  
in CT, the cockroaches ride around on dune buggies
2003-04-08 11:49:59 AM  
Inuyasha: So you had to have seen them. My fault,I usually call the small German ones roaches,and the big huge ones Palmetto bugs. Same,I guess. :)
2003-04-08 12:16:38 PM  
Cockroaches as vectors? Not really very likely. Coughing and sneezing virus from one infected person to another is a lot easier to believe. The HK situation is confounded by too many people crowded into a very small area, rather narrow genetic diversity in the uninfected target population, and an almost fatalistic lack infection control by medical authorities. No end in sight.
2003-04-08 12:18:23 PM  
My concern is these 'cockroaches' have been disguising themselves as travellers from Hong Kong...pretty slick
2003-04-08 12:18:49 PM  
Large cities? People in cities like Hong Kong with huge population density should be a lot more concerned!

*blushes* actually thats kind of what I meant. It's too early here!
2003-04-08 12:21:43 PM  
damn. does that mean now that the bugs are starting to come out in the states it'll start spreading here?
2003-04-08 12:25:13 PM  
Gah, I wish the media would stop masturbating over this damn disease. It doesn't even seem that serious, yet it looks as if the study-abroad program that I'm signed up for this summer in Beijing might be cancelled. Hype is crap.
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