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  • #13736
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    2 health care workers treating the guy in Orlando have become ill.

    “Washington (AFP) – A third potential case of the dangerous Middle East Respiratory Virus (MERS), has been found in the United States, health authorities said Tuesday.

    “Two of the 20 team members exposed to the confirmed MERS patient are showing symptoms,” said Geo Morales, spokesman for the Orlando hospital where one infected patient was treated.”

    http://news.yahoo.com/us-reports-third-case-potential-mers-virus-221726835.html

    #13740
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    This virus is spreading, more and more infected patients. I hope they are telling the true on the number of infections in the U. S.

    #13742
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    Freedom,

    Probably not. 2 new people infected at the hospital. One is admitted (severe) one treated at home.

    What is reported? One new case instead of 2. How many public places did they go to, food shoping where they touched the fruit to test the ripeness? Who knows?
     

    #13745
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    Also MERS is a slow virus so you get it and a week later you start feeling sick.

    #13747
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    Look at this lie from the WHO.
    Despite concerns about the syndrome, researchers have not found “any increasing evidence of person-to-person transmissibility,” How is MERS transmitted to health care workers if not person to person?

    500 cases of MERS in 17 countries, including 145 deaths, according to the World Health Organization

    #13748
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    This is what I am talking about that I do not trust the info that is given to us by the news media. Once MERS cases get to large to hide then they will tell us the truth but it is to late for many.

    #13751
    Jay
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    If you can, stay away from public transportation and wash your hands… a lot. Probably best things you can do right now.

    It’s a coronavirus
    First MERS case reported in the U.S. Gupta: MERS outbreak linked to camels Saudi officials see spike in MERS virus

    MERS is in the same family of viruses as SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome — coronavirus) as well as the common cold. However, unlike SARS, which sickened more than 8,000 people in 2003 and killed 773 worldwide, MERS does not spread easily between humans — at least not yet.

    The virus acts like a cold and attacks the respiratory system, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has said. But symptoms, which include fever and a cough, are severe and can lead to pneumonia and kidney failure. Gastrointestinal symptoms such as diarrhea have also been seen, according to the WHO.
    The average age of MERS victims is 51, officials say, although the ages range from 2 to 94.

    Researchers don’t know how MERS spreads
    Although all MERS cases have been linked to six countries on the Arabian Peninsula, limited human-to-human transmission has been seen among people in close contact with patients, including health care workers.
    Although such transmission appears to be limited, health officials are concerned about MERS because of its virulence — it can be fatal in up to one-third of cases, Dr. Anne Schuchat, assistant surgeon general for the U.S. Public Health Service and director of the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, said Friday.
    “The virus has not shown to spread in a sustained way in communities,” the CDC says on its website.
    The WHO and CDC have not issued any travel warnings related to MERS, although the CDC suggests travelers to the Arabian Peninsula practice “enhanced precautions.”

    And “you are not considered to be at risk for MERS-CoV infection if you have not had close contact, such as caring for or living with someone who is being evaluated for MERS-CoV infection,” according to the CDC website.

    Camels appear to be a link in the MERS chain
    Camels may be one clue. In a paper published earlier this week, researchers said they had isolated the live MERS virus from two single-humped camels, known as dromedaries. And in February, scientists published a finding that nearly three-quarters of camels in Saudi Arabia tested positive for past MERS exposure.

    MERS was also found in a bat in Saudi Arabia, the CDC says.

    “The way humans become infected from an animal and/or environmental source is still under investigation,” the WHO said last month.

    It may have a seasonal pattern
    Officials have noted a surge in MERS cases this spring, and a similar increase was also seen last spring, Schuchat said on Friday. But they don’t know whether the factors that lead to MERS may have a seasonal pattern, or whether the virus changes to become more easily transmissible.

    There are no treatments and no vaccine
    As of now, doctors can treat symptoms of MERS, such as fever or breathing difficulties, Schuchat said. However, there is no vaccine and no specific medicine, such as an antiviral drug, that targets MERS.

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    Alea iacta est ("The die has been cast")

    #13773
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    http://rt.com/usa/158852-mers-florida-health-virus/

     

    Mers infected waited hours in florida emergancy rooom… how is this not good

    #13775
    Jay
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    http://rt.com/usa/158852-mers-florida-health-virus/

    Mers infected waited hours in florida emergancy rooom… how is this not good

    The creepy part is also they do not even know how the virus is transmitted. You hear so much about modern medicine but then something so fundamental to preventing the spread of a very dangerous condition is unknown…

    Alea iacta est ("The die has been cast")

    #13781
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    Well it probably permeated the infected person so every drop of body fluid is contagious. Every exhale would fill the air with infected moisture from their lungs and mouth. Just watch the smoke exhaled from someone smoking a cigar and see where it goes. If your inside It fills the entire room and outside you can smell it down wind for 100 yards or more. You share and breath their exhaled air. Not only that but skin cells shed all the time. HVAC ducts are filled with skin cells. (sorry to gross you out).

    #13787
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    The creepy part is also they do not even know how the virus is transmitted. You hear so much about modern medicine but then something so fundamental to preventing the spread of a very dangerous condition is unknown…

    Yea, if this is something really serious it could be too late when they found out that, and every now and then something pop out that show us that we are not so invincible on this earth.

    We are simply way too much arrogant, and something like this will eventually push us in the middle ages.

    #13788
    Jay
    Jay
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    Yeah, thats why public transportation is perfect for the spread of diseases. The weird part is that they still can not say with certainty what it is. It might be airborne, it might be transmitted by touching infected surfaces… obviously the camel link should be out of the picture by now. Not too many camels in Florida I guess!

    Alea iacta est ("The die has been cast")

    #13791
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    Now the story is leaking out:

    “Hospital and local health officials said at a press conference that the MERS patient, also a health care worker, had made a visit last week to the Orlando Regional Medical Center to accompany another person who was having a medical procedure. The MERS patient was symptomatic at the time, but did not seek treatment.

    Five health care workers from the regional medical center and another 15 from the Dr. P. Phillips Hospital are being tested for MERS, including the two patients who have developed symptoms.”

    #14244
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    http://rt.com/usa/159676-illinois-man-mers-positive/

     

    apparently now you can  get it and not get sick, anyone buying this?

    #14264
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    First he tested negative then he tests positive.  Maybe the testing has been faulty?

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