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(NBC News)   Florida health care workers who treated MERS patient also ill. Let's not all panic at once. We'll have to take shifts   (nbcnews.com) divider line 15
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2014-05-13 03:06:31 PM
Sounds like it is time for the US to offer the same amount of visitor/tourists visas for Saudi Arabian citizens that Saudi offers US citizens, none, it might slow the spread of the disease. The only way to visit Saudi is with an invitation  to the kingdom to work  or be a Muslim and ask for a special visa to complete the haji which can take years.
 
2014-05-13 03:09:13 PM
legal-aware.org

EVERYBODY PICNIC!
 
2014-05-13 04:22:24 PM
Will they be able to suppress MERS in time for Hajj in October?
 
2014-05-13 04:40:53 PM
Close all the ports.
 
2014-05-13 04:45:06 PM
It's infected more than 500 people since it was first identified in 2012, spread to 16 countries, and killed about a quarter of its victims.

Sooooo....it's killed approximately 125 people, worldwide in 2 years?
 
2014-05-13 05:24:19 PM

SirDigbyChickenCaesar: It's infected more than 500 people since it was first identified in 2012, spread to 16 countries, and killed about a quarter of its victims.

Sooooo....it's killed approximately 125 people, worldwide in 2 years?


So just about as many as killed by bee stings.
 
2014-05-13 05:38:04 PM

SirDigbyChickenCaesar: It's infected more than 500 people since it was first identified in 2012, spread to 16 countries, and killed about a quarter of its victims.

Sooooo....it's killed approximately 125 people, worldwide in 2 years?


Where are you getting the 25% mortality rate? According to Wikipedia it is about 45%, and other sources say 30%. I couldn't find the raw cases vs deaths data.
 
2014-05-13 05:41:51 PM
The real risk is that it will mutate and become more contagious. While it isn't much of a threat now, it can very easily become one.
 
2014-05-13 06:09:41 PM
Meawhile, in africa..

//Gonna say ebola is a bigger threat, with much less containment. We're just lucky that it hasn't reached the US except for lab samples..
 
2014-05-13 07:03:50 PM
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2014-05-13 07:04:50 PM
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2014-05-13 08:53:58 PM

New Farkin User Name: SirDigbyChickenCaesar: It's infected more than 500 people since it was first identified in 2012, spread to 16 countries, and killed about a quarter of its victims.

Sooooo....it's killed approximately 125 people, worldwide in 2 years?

Where are you getting the 25% mortality rate? According to Wikipedia it is about 45%, and other sources say 30%. I couldn't find the raw cases vs deaths data.


https://magic.piktochart.com/output/1790678-mers-by-maia-majumder

That gets updated regularly; probably daily.

The numbers were as high as 45% at one point, but that was likely due to only the most dire cases getting laboratory confirmation. That number may continue to fall as time goes on, but it's still rather frightening.
 
2014-05-13 11:47:31 PM
Do people still not realize for a virus to travel long distances it has to expose itself to millions of people? Only a small number ever falling ill, and an even smaller number of them dying. They never seem to factor that into the scary "mortality rates". Acting like if you come into contact with it you have a 50% chance of dying or something.
 
2014-05-14 08:25:51 AM
And, so it starts.

mwstaffo.com
 
2014-05-14 09:18:03 AM

New Farkin User Name: SirDigbyChickenCaesar: It's infected more than 500 people since it was first identified in 2012, spread to 16 countries, and killed about a quarter of its victims.

Sooooo....it's killed approximately 125 people, worldwide in 2 years?

Where are you getting the 25% mortality rate? According to Wikipedia it is about 45%, and other sources say 30%. I couldn't find the raw cases vs deaths data.


From the article...that I quoted...

So I am going to discount the wiki reference because, well wiki.  So the difference between 25% and 30% would be and additional 25 people....worldwide....in 2 years.  Or 75 per year.  Or 12.5 per continent excluding Antarctica.

That's like one Raider's Game.
 
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