Skip to comments.Saudi Arabia warns of MERS risk from camels as cases rise
Posted on 05/11/2014 7:18:26 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
Saudi Arabia said people handling camels should wear masks and gloves to prevent spreading Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), issuing such a warning for the first time as cases of the potentially fatal virus neared 500 in the kingdom.
Health experts say camels are the most likely animal source of infection for the disease, which the Saudi health ministry said late on Saturday that seven more people had caught.
First reported two years ago in Saudi Arabia, MERS is a coronavirus like SARS, which originated in animals and killed around 800 people worldwide after first appearing in China in 2002. There is no vaccine or anti-viral treatment against it.
More than a quarter of the 480 diagnosed with MERS in Saudi Arabia, still the focal point of the outbreak, have died, while cases have been reported in other Middle Eastern countries, in Europe and in the United States, which had its first confirmed case last month.
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Masks and gloves?What they really need is condoms.
Always avoid the camel's as.
I knew as soon as I clicked on here...
A camel should never have 3 humps.
What about sheep and goats?
The jokes just write themselves here folks...
Dammit, beat me to it!
Well, stop drinking camel milk and p-.
End of problem.
(Muhammed believed camel urine had medicinal value and prescribed it to cure mens illnesses.)
“...and stop with the French kissing during your lovemaking!”
So what exactly have those camel jockeys been doing with their camels?!