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(Medical Xpress)   Old and busted: SARS. New inflammatory hotness: MERS   (medicalxpress.com) divider line 46
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2013-06-20 12:00:55 AM

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2013-06-20 12:39:14 AM
Bring it. There's too many of us, anyway. Time to thin the herd.
 
2013-06-20 01:34:05 AM
 
2013-06-20 04:03:28 AM
I've always maintained that Perl is insecure and a virus vector.
 
2013-06-20 04:05:24 AM
MEHS?

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2013-06-20 04:15:09 AM
Terrifying. Simply terrifying.

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2013-06-20 04:24:21 AM
Damn elves.
 
2013-06-20 05:10:49 AM
This actually is rather terrifying, considering that Ramadan begins in a couple of weeks and a couple of million people from across the world are expected to make a pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia. The WHO is concerned that some of these people may become infected and upon their return to their own countries of residence, spread MERS across the globe.  MERS, thus far, appears to be less infective than SARS, so hopefully this won't result in a pandemic.  At any rate, Madagascar should be safe..
 
2013-06-20 05:17:40 AM
"We have ongoing propagation."

Her manner kind of freaks me out.
 
2013-06-20 05:19:22 AM

Amberleia: This actually is rather terrifying, considering that Ramadan begins in a couple of weeks and a couple of million people from across the world are expected to make a pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia. The WHO is concerned that some of these people may become infected and upon their return to their own countries of residence, spread MERS across the globe.  MERS, thus far, appears to be less infective than SARS, so hopefully this won't result in a pandemic.  At any rate, Madagascar should be safe..


That's pretty much what I came here to say, except coming from me it was more like "Holy fark, isn't pilgrimage season right around the corner? Is this going to turn into a Richard Preston book?"
 
2013-06-20 06:00:17 AM
 
2013-06-20 06:01:52 AM
CIA developed MERS to kill muslims.

There. I said it. Now it's going to be a popular conspiracy theory.
 
2013-06-20 06:21:02 AM

wildcardjack: CIA developed MERS to kill muslims.

There. I said it. Now it's going to be a popular conspiracy theory.


Muslim Eradication Rapid Strategy
/coincidence?
 
2013-06-20 06:22:11 AM
ERMAHGERD MERS!
 
2013-06-20 06:31:03 AM

Amberleia: This actually is rather terrifying, considering that Ramadan begins in a couple of weeks and a couple of million people from across the world are expected to make a pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia. The WHO is concerned that some of these people may become infected and upon their return to their own countries of residence, spread MERS across the globe.  MERS, thus far, appears to be less infective than SARS, so hopefully this won't result in a pandemic.  At any rate, Madagascar should be safe..


Sars was more infections later in the illness. This allowed sick patients to be identified and quarantined.

MERS is insanely infections much earlier in the illness and can yield false negative test results.

Mers doesn't appear less infectious than Sars according to a new report released this week.

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia hasn't been forthcoming with information and they're still flying blind. However, they're managing the infection with a minimum competency. The huge issue is that a pilgrim will return with the virus. Incubation can be up to 14 days. Imagine a much poorer country trying to contain an outbreak.

Finally, some countries are only testing those with the classic WHO case definition which requires pneumonia. However, not all of the positive tests originally presented with pneumonia.
 
2013-06-20 06:42:39 AM

wildcardjack: CIA developed MERS to kill muslims.

There. I said it. Now it's going to be a popular conspiracy theory.


Well, a similar conspiracy already exists. The original source in nature has not been found. Aside from the human to human transmissions, no one knows where or how the infected contract the virus.

There are also three outbreaks. The first happened in the spring of last year in Jordan. The cases were retroactively confirmed. It wasn't even identified at that time. Infection rate appears low. Fatality rate appears low. We also see a completely asymptomatic carrier. One has not been identified in any subsequent outbreaks.

Then the second outbreak occurs in September. Slightly more infectious. Slightly more deadly. It's identified at this time.

We're in the third outbreak. It's insanely fatal and is now fairly easy to spread. It's seemingly disappeared between outbreaks.

The basement experts are claiming it's a manufactured virus.

/in all likelihood- it probably originated with bats to a camel,cat,or dog.

Sars originated in a bat before jumping to a civet cat.
 
2013-06-20 06:49:43 AM

Amberleia: This actually is rather terrifying, considering that Ramadan begins in a couple of weeks and a couple of million people from across the world are expected to make a pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia. The WHO is concerned that some of these people may become infected and upon their return to their own countries of residence, spread MERS across the globe.


What are they going to do, smash their guitars?
 
2013-06-20 06:55:29 AM
Ramadan +  poor countries = ?
 
2013-06-20 06:59:35 AM
That's a pretty good success rate (for the virus).
 
2013-06-20 07:04:16 AM

ktybear: Ramadan +  poor countries = ?


More than a few scientists are concerned about a pilgrim bringing the virus back to a Syrian refugee camp.
 
2013-06-20 07:25:55 AM
I have been playing the hell out of Plague Inc on my cell lately, and broke the screen of my cell when i dropped it yesterday.
I think it allowed my virus to escape, so im sorry world...
 
2013-06-20 07:36:57 AM

Toaster4k: I have been playing the hell out of Plague Inc on my cell lately, and broke the screen of my cell when i dropped it yesterday.
I think it allowed my virus to escape, so im sorry world...


The free version or the paid version? I'm considering going the paid route to unlock some more stuff.
 
2013-06-20 07:49:50 AM
We are due for a pandemic.

/I think now would be a great time to reread The Stand
 
2013-06-20 07:58:56 AM

Amberleia: This actually is rather terrifying, considering that Ramadan begins in a couple of weeks and a couple of million people from across the world are expected to make a pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia. The WHO is concerned that some of these people may become infected and upon their return to their own countries of residence, spread MERS across the globe.  MERS, thus far, appears to be less infective than SARS, so hopefully this won't result in a pandemic.  At any rate, Madagascar should be safe..


Ramadan is not Hajj
 
2013-06-20 08:00:37 AM
My wife and I both had what I think was a coronavirus--gestation of 7 days--and it was nasty. Turned to bronchitis. My wife is on day 26 and still has coughing bouts. I had lingering low grade fever for 2 weeks, and at day 19, my coughing has lessened, but I still have occasional bouts so severe that my ribs remain very sore and coughing is painful.

I wonder if we were somehow exposed to MERS.
 
2013-06-20 08:12:40 AM

Bontesla: Toaster4k: I have been playing the hell out of Plague Inc on my cell lately, and broke the screen of my cell when i dropped it yesterday.
I think it allowed my virus to escape, so im sorry world...

The free version or the paid version? I'm considering going the paid route to unlock some more stuff.


Do it. The zombie virus is a biatch to win but so much fun to play.

/naming my next virus MRAS.
 
2013-06-20 08:16:05 AM
Japanese to immediately make a sequel to their cheesy zombie movie about Sars turning people into flesh eaters.
 
2013-06-20 08:16:30 AM
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2013-06-20 08:27:03 AM
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2013-06-20 08:30:26 AM

Kibbler: My wife and I both had what I think was a coronavirus--gestation of 7 days--and it was nasty. Turned to bronchitis. My wife is on day 26 and still has coughing bouts. I had lingering low grade fever for 2 weeks, and at day 19, my coughing has lessened, but I still have occasional bouts so severe that my ribs remain very sore and coughing is painful.

I wonder if we were somehow exposed to MERS.


Seeing as statistically one of you would be dead, probably not.
 
2013-06-20 08:47:32 AM
After AIDS, there was NRS, then there was UBT.
 
2013-06-20 08:50:02 AM
MERS holds my mortgage.
 
2013-06-20 09:10:20 AM

darkedgefan: Who cares. There are 7 BILLION +1 a-holes on the planet. I doubt we would notice the loss of 1 or two billion people. And if they were brown and black people from the middle east and Africa that would be  a bonus. Oh, I am so terrible... I am the +1 as you can see.


Cool, world wide pandemic countdown. Ramadan starts July 8th and ends August 7th according to Google. So, if this is as mild as the Spanish Flu was we will see 1.7 billion people infected and 210-350 million people dead. 

It will be devastating, but won't even come close to fixing your asshole problem. Why we would need three or four Spanish Flu's just to make a dent.
 
2013-06-20 09:14:45 AM
Not looking forward to going to saudi in July. At least I will be asleep when all the partiers are awake.
 
2013-06-20 09:28:08 AM

m0loch: Amberleia: This actually is rather terrifying, considering that Ramadan begins in a couple of weeks and a couple of million people from across the world are expected to make a pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia. The WHO is concerned that some of these people may become infected and upon their return to their own countries of residence, spread MERS across the globe.  MERS, thus far, appears to be less infective than SARS, so hopefully this won't result in a pandemic.  At any rate, Madagascar should be safe..

Ramadan is not Hajj


You're right, but Ramadan is a time when many people make the lesser pilgrimage, Umrah, to Mecca.
 
2013-06-20 09:50:08 AM

nmemkha: We are due for a pandemic.

/I think now would be a great time to reread The Stand


You are correct. With news this worrying, such a potent sleep aid will prove very helpful.
 
2013-06-20 09:50:39 AM

Zulu_as_Kono: MERS holds my mortgage.


Came here to say this. Mortgage Electronic Registration System has gone viral?
 
2013-06-20 10:48:10 AM

dale1963: Not looking forward to going to saudi in July. At least I will be asleep when all the partiers are awake.


I've noticed that a lot of reports are using AIDS to represent MERS.I'm not sure why but that's probably something you may want to remember. Obviously you're going to want to avoid AIDS but you may want to assume that any time you hear AIDS while traveling near KSA, Jordan, UAE, etc... that it's potentially MERS.
 
2013-06-20 10:54:07 AM

dale1963: Not looking forward to going to saudi in July. At least I will be asleep when all the partiers are awake.


Also keep in mind that not all of MERS presents with a respiratory infection. The French traveler presented with what gastrointestinal issues. Many countries are only testing those that have pneumonia.
Be careful.
 
2013-06-20 02:27:02 PM
Did anybody else notice the numbers? So far this thing has a 63.3% mortality rate. THESE ARE NOT GOOD ODDS.
 
2013-06-20 03:31:48 PM

Bontesla: dale1963: Not looking forward to going to saudi in July. At least I will be asleep when all the partiers are awake.

Also keep in mind that not all of MERS presents with a respiratory infection. The French traveler presented with what gastrointestinal issues. Many countries are only testing those that have pneumonia.
Be careful


Thanks I will be careful, gonna pack up hand sanitizer and sun block to take with.
 
2013-06-20 03:41:05 PM
Wasn't SARS supposed to wipe out half the planet? After that needless fear mongering, I don't get too worked up about things like this anymore.
 
2013-06-20 07:25:03 PM
I'm a little worried that the next Hajj, which is always a critical mass of people, will spread this thing to every country that the dudes are going back to.

That being said:

washington-babylon: Did anybody else notice the numbers? So far this thing has a 63.3% mortality rate. THESE ARE NOT GOOD ODDS.


They said the Swine Flu mortality was like 30% when they were panicking about it. Then 3%, then considerably less so.

In countries that aren't developed, people with minor flu like symptoms don't panic and go to the doctor.
So the mortality is based on cases bad enough that the person had their virus identified.

We'll see the true lethality rate if this erupts into a pandemic.
 
2013-06-20 08:58:24 PM
Welcome to intergenerational-amnesia.

If you're under 50 you don't remember kids in braces from polio or the high infant/child mortality from mumps, rubella, etc. -- or the Spanish Flu that took *millions* of people -- one per household on average.

We're spoiled by vaccines and the benefits. The ignorance and burning stupid tsunami has returned.
 
2013-06-20 09:32:59 PM

Dimensio: nmemkha: We are due for a pandemic.

/I think now would be a great time to reread The Stand

You are correct. With news this worrying, such a potent sleep aid will prove very helpful.


Everyone's a critic.
 
2013-06-21 07:10:21 AM
inject pencillin
terrorist tase and close for the bit they have to pet
 
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