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CDC confirms first case of MERS infection in US
AP ^ | 5/2/14 | MIKE STOBBE

Posted on 05/02/2014 11:59:17 AM PDT by Kartographer

Health officials say a deadly virus from the Middle East has turned up for the first time in the U.S.

No details about the case have been released. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention planned a Friday afternoon briefing about the case.

The CDC says it is investigating along with health officials in Indiana.

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KEYWORDS: mers
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1 posted on 05/02/2014 11:59:17 AM PDT by Kartographer
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To: appalachian_dweller; OldPossum; DuncanWaring; VirginiaMom; CodeToad; goosie; kalee; ...

Preppers’ PING!!


2 posted on 05/02/2014 11:59:51 AM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

Yikes! It’s a respiratory jihad.

(Yes, I know. That’s racist. Sue me.)


3 posted on 05/02/2014 12:01:22 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: Kartographer

“The virus has been found in camels, but officials don’t know how it is spreading to humans.”

Actually you don’t want to know, XXX viewing.


4 posted on 05/02/2014 12:02:08 PM PDT by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: Kartographer

5 posted on 05/02/2014 12:02:35 PM PDT by dontreadthis
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To: Kartographer

is this bad?


6 posted on 05/02/2014 12:02:37 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) is viral respiratory illness first reported in Saudi Arabia in 2012. It is caused by a coronavirus called MERS-CoV. Most people who have been confirmed to have MERS-CoV infection developed severe acute respiratory illness. They had fever, cough, and shortness of breath. About half of these people died.

So far, all the cases have been linked to six countries in or near the Arabian Peninsula. No cases have been identified in the U.S. This virus has spread from ill people to others through close contact. However, the virus has not shown to spread in a sustained way in communities. The situation is still evolving.

http://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/MERS/


7 posted on 05/02/2014 12:03:18 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: Kartographer

It’s a Coronavirus. Noooooooo! I drank some last night.


8 posted on 05/02/2014 12:04:07 PM PDT by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: driftdiver
is this bad?

Hell.....it's the Zombie Apocalypse!

9 posted on 05/02/2014 12:05:15 PM PDT by pgkdan
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To: Mouton

“The virus has been found in camels, but officials don’t know how it is spreading to humans.”

As Jeb would say, it’s an act of love.


10 posted on 05/02/2014 12:06:57 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: driftdiver

Q: Is CDC concerned?

A: Yes, CDC is concerned about MERS-CoV. Most people who have been confirmed to have MERS-CoV infection developed severe acute respiratory illness. They had fever, cough, and shortness of breath. About half of these people died. Also, the virus spreads from person to person and has spread between countries. CDC recognizes the potential for the virus to spread further and cause more cases and clusters globally, including in the United States.

http://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/mers/faq.html


11 posted on 05/02/2014 12:07:32 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

Very frightening.

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12 posted on 05/02/2014 12:10:21 PM PDT by Mears
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To: Kartographer

I’m officially upping my family’s probiotic intake.


13 posted on 05/02/2014 12:12:17 PM PDT by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: Kartographer

The mostly likely vector between bats, camels and people are fleas or another blood sucking insect.

Bats, rodents and their fleas are still a vector for bubonic plague in the American west.


14 posted on 05/02/2014 12:12:52 PM PDT by Valpal1 (If the police can t solve a problem with violence, they ll find a way to fix it with brute force)
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To: 2ndreconmarine; Fitzcarraldo; Covenantor; Mother Abigail; EBH; Dog Gone; ...

Ping!


15 posted on 05/02/2014 12:15:15 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: Valpal1
"another blood sucking insect"

You mean like blood sucking 'DemonRATS' and 'Gibmethats'?
16 posted on 05/02/2014 12:15:35 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

"Mission accomplished!!!!"

17 posted on 05/02/2014 12:19:27 PM PDT by Diogenesis
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FR Needs Donors To Survive

Please Donate!

18 posted on 05/02/2014 12:19:44 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: BuckeyeTexan
"Yikes! It’s a respiratory jihad."

"Allah Akbar Achoo!!!"

19 posted on 05/02/2014 12:23:14 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: Kartographer

It crossed my mind as I was sitting on an airplane this week listening to people hack and cough.


20 posted on 05/02/2014 12:26:54 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: goodwithagun
I'm filtering all my air through a cigarette, just to be safe.

/johnny

21 posted on 05/02/2014 12:27:02 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper

“I’m filtering all my air through a cigarette, just to be safe.”

Me too. :-)

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22 posted on 05/02/2014 12:28:55 PM PDT by Mears
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To: Kartographer; namsman; cmsgop

First it was AIDS from screwing monkeys, now it’s MERS from screwing camels?!!? Don’t these people have anything better to do with their free time?


23 posted on 05/02/2014 12:31:51 PM PDT by SW6906 (6 things you can't have too much of: sex, money, firewood, horsepower, guns and ammunition.)
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To: Kartographer

Oh great, just what we need in Indiana. Why aren’t people going there, or coming back, banned from entry into this country?

Oh wait, they are muzzies.


24 posted on 05/02/2014 12:32:03 PM PDT by dforest
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To: Kartographer

It occurs to me that I don’t recall seeing discussion on prepping/prevention in regards to insect/rodent infestations and their associated diseases.

In a SHTF situation I would expect a serious increase in rodent populations and the diseases they host, not to mention the havoc they cause to food stocks.

I’ve always put the cut off ends of flea and tick collars in my vacuum bag and between the box springs and the mattress.


25 posted on 05/02/2014 12:34:24 PM PDT by Valpal1 (If the police can t solve a problem with violence, they ll find a way to fix it with brute force)
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To: Starstruck

Put the lime in the coconut.


26 posted on 05/02/2014 12:42:19 PM PDT by glock rocks (If you like your health plan, you're a racist !)
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To: Mouton

LOL! Yeah, probably not.


27 posted on 05/02/2014 12:46:06 PM PDT by Obadiah (I like Krabby Patties.)
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To: goodwithagun

Do you know what a probiotic is? Bet not since this is a virus and you made that comment. These fad ingestions are silly.


28 posted on 05/02/2014 12:58:24 PM PDT by CodeToad (Arm Up! They Are!)
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To: Kartographer

So what’s the difference between MERS and bronchitis/pneumonia? The symptoms appear to be the same.


29 posted on 05/02/2014 1:18:09 PM PDT by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: 1_Rain_Drop

50% fatality rate is one thing.

See post #11 this thread.


30 posted on 05/02/2014 1:25:49 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: 1_Rain_Drop
So what’s the difference between MERS and bronchitis/pneumonia? The symptoms appear to be the same.

The difference is the immune cascade that a corona virus sets off: Cytokine Storm. It would be good to stock up on D3 and Aceylcysteine.
31 posted on 05/02/2014 1:27:06 PM PDT by PA Engineer (Liberate America from the Occupation Media.)
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To: CodeToad

Yes I do know know that probiotics are bacteria, and bacteria are quite different from viruses. However, probiotic are proven to bolster the immune system and that never hurts when something, viral or bacterial, is going around. Probiotics are not a fad. They are quite medically beneficial.


32 posted on 05/02/2014 1:37:28 PM PDT by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: JRandomFreeper; Mears

Superheating it, too, just to be safe?


33 posted on 05/02/2014 1:41:54 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: DuncanWaring

“Superheating it, too, just to be safe?”

Absolutely—”caution” is my middle name.

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34 posted on 05/02/2014 1:47:00 PM PDT by Mears
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To: RandallFlagg
Forgot to ping you!!

"weasels in the corn"
35 posted on 05/02/2014 1:55:12 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Mears

Prudent choice.


36 posted on 05/02/2014 2:09:09 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: PA Engineer

Thanks for the link. The explanation is helpful. I know of two people who passed away from pneumonia recently so I am a bit paranoid.

I have to agree about D3.
I caught a nasty cold in Jan which did go away but left me miserable. In March I decided to take D3 due to the cold weather and lack of sunlight. I only took it for a week. I felt fantastic. Then I forgot to take it because the bottle fell behind something. Meanwhile I was getting weaker and thought my time was near. First week of April I was hit with bronchitis. I could not breathe.

Now, reading about D3 and that it’s good for lungs, I wish I had not forgotten to take it. It could have saved me from all the hell I went through along with allergic reactions to the prescriptions.


37 posted on 05/02/2014 2:09:53 PM PDT by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: 1_Rain_Drop

I added zinc to my regiment along with the D3.


38 posted on 05/02/2014 2:11:44 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Valpal1
Bats, rodents and their fleas are still a vector for bubonic plague in the American west.

Sounds like Congress..

39 posted on 05/02/2014 2:15:23 PM PDT by Osage Orange (I have strong feelings about gun control. If there's a gun around, I want to be controlling it.)
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To: Kartographer

zinc sounds good. I’ll re-add it to my list.I used to take it when getting a sore throat. Haven’t had one in a long long time.


40 posted on 05/02/2014 2:16:14 PM PDT by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: Kartographer

Meh. About 30,000 people die in the USA every year from ordinary flu. This virus is much less contagious than the flu. It takes close personal contact to be infected. Biggest ado over not much since the West Nile Virus scare, which has been in my area for years now. WNV mostly kills horses, and a handful of people each year. Bad if you get it, but spare me the hype.


41 posted on 05/02/2014 3:41:52 PM PDT by Hugin
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To: Hugin

Some people are just invincible.


42 posted on 05/02/2014 5:18:00 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: 1_Rain_Drop
So what’s the difference between MERS and bronchitis/pneumonia? The symptoms appear to be the same.

The symptoms of many diseases are the same, even though they have different causes.

43 posted on 05/02/2014 5:57:27 PM PDT by exDemMom (Current visual of the hole the US continues to dig itself into: http://www.usdebtclock.org/)
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To: goodwithagun
Yes I do know know that probiotics are bacteria, and bacteria are quite different from viruses. However, probiotic are proven to bolster the immune system and that never hurts when something, viral or bacterial, is going around. Probiotics are not a fad. They are quite medically beneficial.

In many cases, death is caused by the immune system being *too* strong. Furthermore, since bacteria and viruses are handled by different components of the immune system, sometimes, infection with a virus leaves you more open to bacterial infection, and vice versa.

Probiotics are fine. But they won't protect you from a viral infection.

44 posted on 05/02/2014 6:03:35 PM PDT by exDemMom (Current visual of the hole the US continues to dig itself into: http://www.usdebtclock.org/)
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To: Kartographer; 3D-JOY; abner; Abundy; AGreatPer; Albion Wilde; AliVeritas; alisasny; ...

PING!


45 posted on 05/02/2014 7:17:36 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (The PASSING LANE is for PASSING, not DAWDLING)
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To: Starstruck
It’s a Coronavirus. Noooooooo! I drank some last night.

I had some just hours before I read this. Actually it was a Coronitavirus. Not sure if that's in the same family.

46 posted on 05/02/2014 8:22:14 PM PDT by PistolPaknMama
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To: SW6906
Don’t these people have anything better to do with their free time?

Well, if they don't have iPads and it's too cold to plant a garden. I don't know.

47 posted on 05/02/2014 8:25:32 PM PDT by PistolPaknMama
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To: JRandomFreeper; Mears; All

Me, three!


48 posted on 05/02/2014 8:25:35 PM PDT by JouleZ (You are the company you keep.)
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To: JouleZ

Welcome! :-)

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49 posted on 05/02/2014 8:27:58 PM PDT by Mears
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To: Smokin' Joe

Thanks for the ping!


50 posted on 05/02/2014 9:14:48 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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