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Saudi Arabia warns pilgrims over coronavirus
BBC ^ | 13 July 2013 Last updated at 01:11 ET

Posted on 07/14/2013 6:10:09 AM PDT by BenLurkin

Health officials in Saudi Arabia have asked pilgrims visiting its holy sites to wear masks in crowded places to stop the spread of the MERS coronavirus.

A list of requirements issued by the health ministry also tells elderly people or those with chronic diseases to postpone their pilgrimage.

Thirty-eight people have died from the virus in Saudi Arabia

(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.co.uk ...


TOPICS: War on Terror
KEYWORDS: mers; saudiarabia; saudivirus; virus
Had a little containment problem at their laboratory did they?
1 posted on 07/14/2013 6:10:09 AM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

THE Will of ALLAH


2 posted on 07/14/2013 6:14:29 AM PDT by Einherjar
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To: BenLurkin

May the faithful not be deterred by this!

Allah wills you to go anyway, and embrace ALL the fellow believers you encounter there.

Share freely with all, especially food and drink, for it makes the Prophet happy.

(Stupid bastards)


3 posted on 07/14/2013 6:17:53 AM PDT by MarineDad (Wherever mosques and JDAM's meet, civilization benefits greatly!)
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To: BenLurkin

So the men should wear burkas too?


4 posted on 07/14/2013 6:21:01 AM PDT by Paleo Conservative (Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they're not really out to get you.)
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To: BenLurkin

I’ve always known that putting a lime in your beer could do you no good ...


5 posted on 07/14/2013 6:25:09 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (21st century. I'm not a fan.)
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To: BenLurkin

MERS is an animal virus of unknown origin. Given that it has killed over half the people infected with it and it has shown limited human to human transmission, it is a bit worrisome.

I don’t expect that we will experience a situation like that seen in the movie, “Contagion.”

Some coronaviruses are highly contagious. Many of them cause the common cold. If MERS develops that ability to easily infect people, then we have real cause to worry. Until then, the wait, observe, and containment of existing cases approach is appropriate.


6 posted on 07/14/2013 6:37:57 AM PDT by exDemMom (Now that I've finally accepted that I'm living a bad hair life, I'm more at peace with the world.)
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To: BenLurkin

The virus of Islam.

Attend a segregated city, wake up with fleas.


7 posted on 07/14/2013 7:01:42 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: MarineDad

Don’t worry these are the genuises who defecate in the aisles of the planes on the way to the Haj. They couldn’t spell coronavirus much less understand it.


8 posted on 07/14/2013 9:18:53 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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