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(Japan Times)   Not to worry, but the latest viral infection is spread by bite from microscopic mites. Oh, there's no vaccine and it's now fatal? Actually EVERYBODY PANIC   (japantimes.co.jp) divider line 61
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2013-01-31 11:43:21 AM  
It's only a mite fatal.
 
2013-01-31 11:54:36 AM  
12% mortality rate...
 
2013-01-31 12:19:07 PM  
Is a man in Brazil coughing, yet?
 
2013-01-31 12:32:33 PM  
"the new viral infection, called severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome"
 
I refuse to panic until they come up with a better name for this pandemic.
 
2013-01-31 12:33:58 PM  
The syndrome - characterized by symptoms such as nausea, depletion of blood platelets, a fall in appetite and headaches - can also be transmitted through contact with a victim's blood and bodily fluids.

So I should stop getting pee'd on by Asian hookers?
 
2013-01-31 12:46:08 PM  

Zombie DJ: The syndrome - characterized by symptoms such as nausea, depletion of blood platelets, a fall in appetite and headaches - can also be transmitted through contact with a victim's blood and bodily fluids.

So I should stop getting pee'd on by Asian hookers?


If that's the price we have to pay then it's not worth it.
 
2013-01-31 01:00:54 PM  
There is only an 88% chance of survival if you happen to get bitten by the mites and then happen to develop severe enough symptoms.

Oh, horrors. We're doomed.
 
2013-01-31 01:02:44 PM  

BKITU: Is a man in Brazil coughing, yet?


SHUT DOWN EVERYTHING.
 
2013-01-31 01:04:57 PM  
When in panic, when in doubt, run in circles, scream and shout.

Maybe also put a bag over your head. It might help.
 
2013-01-31 01:05:32 PM  

Amos Quito: "the new viral infection, called severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome"
 
I refuse to panic until they come up with a better name for this pandemic.


DEATH BLENDER FEVER
 
2013-01-31 01:09:16 PM  

Alebak: Amos Quito: "the new viral infection, called severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome"
 
I refuse to panic until they come up with a better name for this pandemic.

DEATH BLENDER FEVER


At least it's not Saturday Night Fever:  the musculo-neurological syndrome where a patient has to "boogie" and ends up dancing to death.
 
2013-01-31 01:10:31 PM  
Somewhere the Black Plague is scoffing, "Amateur."
 
2013-01-31 01:10:54 PM  
Nothing can live in my alcohol stream. Not even the arsehole viral infections.
 
2013-01-31 01:10:58 PM  
comicbook.com
 
2013-01-31 01:11:33 PM  

The Angry Hand of God: BKITU: Is a man in Brazil coughing, yet?

SHUT DOWN EVERYTHING.


i249.photobucket.com
 
2013-01-31 01:11:34 PM  

xanadian: Alebak: Amos Quito: "the new viral infection, called severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome"
 
I refuse to panic until they come up with a better name for this pandemic.

DEATH BLENDER FEVER

At least it's not Saturday Night Fever:  the musculo-neurological syndrome where a patient has to "boogie" and ends up dancing to death.


True facts: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dancing_Plague_of_1518 that was actually a thing that already happened
 
2013-01-31 01:11:57 PM  

Amos Quito: "the new viral infection, called severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome"
 
I refuse to panic until they come up with a better name for this pandemic.


throbbing peni what?
 
2013-01-31 01:12:23 PM  
images.wikia.com

DYIN' O' MITES!
 
2013-01-31 01:14:24 PM  

mekki: Somewhere the Black Plague is scoffing, "Amateur."


BP had a lot of help from poor hygiene and even poorer diet.
 
2013-01-31 01:16:14 PM  
It's in Japan for Christ sakes.  How the hell is it going to get to the Americas?  Swim???
 
2013-01-31 01:19:55 PM  

bikerbob59: It's in Japan for Christ sakes.  How the hell is it going to get to the Americas?  Swim???


Your phone is ringing. It's IN THE HOUSE!
 
2013-01-31 01:21:34 PM  

bikerbob59: It's in Japan for Christ sakes.  How the hell is it going to get to the Americas?  Swim???


lh6.ggpht.com
/hot
 
2013-01-31 01:28:31 PM  
Thank God they're not antisem mites.

/Rabid antisem mites at that.
 
2013-01-31 01:29:25 PM  

Zombie DJ: The syndrome - characterized by symptoms such as nausea, depletion of blood platelets, a fall in appetite and headaches - can also be transmitted through contact with a victim's blood and bodily fluids.

So I should stop getting pee'd on by Asian hookers?


that's so weird, just a moment ago i was sitting here at work daydreaming about the last time I did that.

/you think i'm kidding
 
2013-01-31 01:35:39 PM  
Sounds like they are describing Dengue fever.  I'm guessing that was lost in the translation.
 
2013-01-31 01:44:45 PM  
I will panic as soon as Madagascar closes its port.
 
2013-01-31 01:47:18 PM  
Dyin' o' m...

carrion_luggage: [images.wikia.com image 180x244]

DYIN' O' MITES!


God damn it!
 
2013-01-31 01:53:42 PM  
We must be allowed to defend ourselves.  Microscopic guns for everybody!
 
2013-01-31 01:56:33 PM  
FTFA: Genetic studies show the virus that killed the Japanese occurred in Japan...

Oh my God! The Japanese are dead!!! Why didn't this make bigger news? This will play hell on Asian markets? Where will we get our cars? Of course it occurred in Japan - if you're a virus bent on killing the Japanese, where you gonna go? Detroit?
 
2013-01-31 02:00:24 PM  

xanadian: At least it's not Saturday Night Fever:  the musculo-neurological syndrome where a patient has to "boogie" and ends up dancing to death.



I can't stop my leg!
 
2013-01-31 02:00:43 PM  

hobnail: bikerbob59: It's in Japan for Christ sakes.  How the hell is it going to get to the Americas?  Swim???

[lh6.ggpht.com image 800x305]
/hot


I knew Pokemon was evil, never did I thought they were also disease carriers.
 
2013-01-31 02:01:18 PM  
neversubmit: "BP had a lot of help from poor hygiene and even poorer diet. "

And this new thing has 12% mortality *in China*.
So it's not like it's being held down by first-world medicine.

/ I'm sure China has some great hospitals
// I'm just also sure that not many Chinese have access to them
 
2013-01-31 02:04:00 PM  
One person in Japan, died because of an unusual virus never seen before in Japan?
Sounds like...ninjas.
 
2013-01-31 02:05:30 PM  

Rhypskallion: One person in Japan, died because of an unusual virus never seen before in Japan?
Sounds like...ninjas.


Mite ninjas?.
 
2013-01-31 02:08:07 PM  

Aquapope: FTFA: Genetic studies show the virus that killed the Japanese occurred in Japan...

Oh my God! The Japanese are dead!!! Why didn't this make bigger news? This will play hell on Asian markets? Where will we get our cars? Of course it occurred in Japan - if you're a virus bent on killing the Japanese, where you gonna go? Detroit?


If all of the Japanese are dead, who will the octopi and ghosts and robots rape now?
 
2013-01-31 02:12:08 PM  

CygnusDarius: Rhypskallion: One person in Japan, died because of an unusual virus never seen before in Japan?
Sounds like...ninjas.

Mite ninjas?.


Mite be
 
2013-01-31 02:14:34 PM  
sd.keepcalm-o-matic.co.uk
 
2013-01-31 02:26:12 PM  

WeenerGord: xanadian: At least it's not Saturday Night Fever:  the musculo-neurological syndrome where a patient has to "boogie" and ends up dancing to death.


I can't stop my leg!


You.

I like you.

You can stay on my lawn.
 
2013-01-31 02:43:18 PM  

CygnusDarius: Rhypskallion: One person in Japan, died because of an unusual virus never seen before in Japan?
Sounds like...ninjas.

Mite ninjas?.


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2013-01-31 02:47:02 PM  

Alebak: Amos Quito: "the new viral infection, called severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome"
 
I refuse to panic until they come up with a better name for this pandemic.

DEATH BLENDER FEVER


That's a great name for a band.
 
2013-01-31 02:49:37 PM  
A good thread full of funny is always good.
 
2013-01-31 02:51:59 PM  

ringersol: neversubmit: "BP had a lot of help from poor hygiene and even poorer diet. "

And this new thing has 12% mortality *in China*.
So it's not like it's being held down by first-world medicine.

/ I'm sure China has some great hospitals
// I'm just also sure that not many Chinese have access to them


All good points however

FTFA: Genetic studies show the virus that killed the Japanese occurred in Japan and did not come from China, the ministry said.

now back to China. China has a major pollution problems, sort of parallel to hygiene problems of medieval europe it you will. There could be a pollutant(s) that trolls the immune system.
 
2013-01-31 02:52:47 PM  

BKITU: WeenerGord: xanadian: At least it's not Saturday Night Fever:  the musculo-neurological syndrome where a patient has to "boogie" and ends up dancing to death.


I can't stop my leg!

You.

I like you.

You can stay on my lawn.


www.wallpaperpimper.com

There it goes again!
 
2013-01-31 02:52:51 PM  
can also be transmitted through contact with a victim's blood and bodily fluids.

This appears to be horseshiat. http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1010095 says:

The viruses in the ticks were isolated in Vero cell culture, and the RNA sequences of these viruses were very closely related but not identical to the SFTSV isolated in samples obtained from the patients (data not shown). There was no epidemiologic evidence of human-to-human transmission of the virus.
 
2013-01-31 02:59:38 PM  

Amos Quito: "the new viral infection, called severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome"
 
I refuse to panic until they come up with a better name for this pandemic.


Mitey Virus?

Not as good as Monkey Pox, to be sure...
 
2013-01-31 03:04:48 PM  

give me doughnuts: There is only an 88% chance of survival if you happen to get bitten by the mites and then happen to develop severe enough symptoms.


southparkstudios.mtvnimages.com
We'll need a spirit journey
 
2013-01-31 03:06:46 PM  

Medic Zero: Amos Quito: "the new viral infection, called severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome"
 
I refuse to panic until they come up with a better name for this pandemic.

Mitey Virus?

Not as good as Monkey Pox, to be sure...


RIP.

www.exglam.com
 
jvl
2013-01-31 03:14:43 PM  

Tr0mBoNe: 12%


So roughly the same as Russian Roulette (16%).
 
2013-01-31 03:30:55 PM  
neversubmit: "All good points however"

Yes, the Japanese man did not die from a strain that could be traced to China.
That, however, does not mean it's necessarily materially different.
The same evidence that ruled out a direct path seems to stand in support of it being effectively the same disease in both places.

And if it's only at 12% with the benefit of bad conditions, it's still fair below the bubonic plague, which is still at 30+% despite modern medicine (and up to 80% in bad conditions).
 
2013-01-31 03:31:04 PM  

The Angry Hand of God: Medic Zero: Amos Quito: "the new viral infection, called severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome"
 
I refuse to panic until they come up with a better name for this pandemic.

Mitey Virus?

Not as good as Monkey Pox, to be sure...

RIP.

[www.exglam.com image 850x1026]


Nice! I lol'd. Perhaps the beginning of a new meme?
 
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