Skip to comments.The Deadly Virus MERS Has Arrived In The US — Here's What You Need To Know
Posted on 05/18/2014 9:55:36 AM PDT by blam
Lauren F Friedman
May 16, 2014, 1:01 PM
Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), an often deadly respiratory illness that's related to the infamous SARS, first emerged in humans in Saudi Arabia in 2012. (Scientists believe it jumped from camels.) But since March 2014, there's been a sharp rise in the number of cases, including two recently diagnosed MERS patients in the United States.
"With more deaths in a single month than in the previous two years combined, no one is certain how people become infected," notes Marjorie P. Pollack, of ProMED-mail, and the virus has no vaccine or cure.
Here's what you should know about MERS and why people around the world are watching it so closely.
There have been a minimum of 536 MERS cases and 145 deaths. That doesn't seem like a lot, but the vast majority have been reported since April:
mers chart cdc
The numbers reported on the more frequently updated MERS Corona Map are 594 infections and 178 deaths, though not all of those have been confirmed by international health organizations. The largest cluster of cases by far is in Saudi Arabia, with another large cluster in the United Arab Emirates.
MERS is spreading from its hub in the Arabian Peninsula.
mers world map cdc
The presence of MERS has now been confirmed in Jordan, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, the United Kingdom, Tunisia, Malaysia, and the Philippines.
Just recently, the Netherlands and the United States joined this unfortunately growing list.
The CDC is taking note of the major points of entry for travelers coming from Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates:
mers points of entry map cdc CDC/BioMosaic
(Excerpt) Read more at businessinsider.com ...
It looks like Americans are going to have two choices. Be taken out by an ObamaCare/VA death panel or Middle East Respiratory Syndrome.
Extremely Deadly Virus will Come from the Muslim World
Saudi Arabia warns of MERS risk from camels as cases rise
Saudi Arabia: Farmers flout Mers warning by kissing camels
Great...Dallas is boned.
I can’t seem to find (unless it was at the freeper links) if the virus is like a bad flu or what. Do people die of it inevitably? Or just old and sick? Wonder.
So is Houston :(
Just found this:
If it’s like the Spanish Flu the highest mortality was among young and somewhat older adults who had strong immune systems. Those that died drowned or suffocated due to a cytokine storm. Their immune system over reacted to the influenza virus. The young and the elderly without strong immune systems had a lower mortality rate.
No need to drink camel p*ss to get MER, when an Arab will do it for you.
Q: What are the symptoms of MERS?
A: Most people who got infected with MERS-CoV developed severe acute respiratory illness with symptoms of fever, cough, and shortness of breath. About 30% of them died. Some people were reported as having a mild respiratory illness. More about Symptoms & Complications.
Here is an FAQ from the CDC about MERS.
Q: What are the symptoms of MERS?
A: Most people who got infected with MERS-CoV developed severe acute respiratory illness with symptoms of fever, cough, and shortness of breath. About 30% of them died. Some people were reported as having a mild respiratory illness.
More about Symptoms & Complications.
Eat more vitamin C. I don’t get the flu or colds anymore because I take 2,000 - 3,000mg of it a day.
The will of Allah../s
And BTW...that contact with camels came during a "desert safari"...a popular attraction for many Western tourists while there.
And where exactly would you do that?
If they did find out the virus was caused or originated from Islamists screwing their goats or camels, do you think the media would protect all things Muslim and LIE about the cause of the disease?
Think the way they handled AIDS in the 80’s. That would be the media line.
They are going to need a bigger dot.
Preferably somewhere in the country they’ve been working before they get on a plane.
Easily accomplished by utilizing a hotel near an airport.
Hat-tip to Jane Long for the heads-up!
So during that 2 weeks does the healthcare worker get quarenteened ?
Just health care workers?
What about everyone else?
How are they going to know it Is a health care worker? Maybe they aren’t willing to sit on their thumbs for 2 weeks and don’t give their occupation?
I get better results with the Antibiotic Vitamin.
I take 10,000 IU of vitamin D daily....sick once (this winter) in 8 years.
As the article states, healthcare workers are at the greatest risk for infection, so it makes sense to start with them.
If this gets worse and really starts spreading here, quaranteen before return should be a condition of employment. They already sign contracts.
Did you know that the Arabs actually drink camel urine?
They also wash their hair in it.
Then they come to America.
Saudi Boy Drinking Fresh Camel Urine
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Camel Urine Drinking In Islam
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Anas said, "Some people of 'Ukl or 'Uraina tribe came to Medina and its climate did not suit them. So the Prophet ordered them to go to the herd of (Milch) camels and to drink their milk and urine (as a medicine). So they went as directed and after they became healthy, they killed the shepherd of the Prophet and drove away all the camels.
(Book #4, Hadith #234)
Saudi Woman Drawing A Fresh Steaming Cup
I think a bigger problem will be when it is realized that JIHAD can be advanced against America by 'suicide virus carriers' streaming into the USA.
Jane, a bigger dot(S) indeed.
Just pointing out it’s not as simple as you think.
Thanks for the update.
The like you posted finally mentions the MERS patient’s family is being tested. After all, reports of his infection state he arrived in the US ‘to visit with family’. Call me overly cautious, but I’d like to read some confirmation that he indeed was directly related to these ‘family’ members ... not just an opportunist with nefarious intentions visiting some distant ‘cousin of the nth degree’ who just happens to share ideological devotion.
I don’t think it’s simple. I just don’t think it’s that hard either.
Yuck ~ that pic is disgusting.
Didn’t we recently read that camel milk is being used to treat autism?
Solution: Route all US-bound flights from the Arabian Peninsula to DC.
Bump. Watching the U.S. come completely unglued due to stupid decisions or lack of decision at all.
Right on re the vitamin C. See my post #41, this thread.
I think a tent city on the grounds of 1600 PA Ave would be the proper place to quarantine them. And Moosechell could serve ‘em tea a d crumpets every afternoon.
Seems the U.s. Has two forms of mers infection now, the first one which destroyed the trust of Americans ability to own clear titles to their property.
I take vit c too & betaglucan at first sign of illness. . As to cytokine floods is there documentation that they’re associated with this virus?
lots of info
Hospitals, doctors offices are the first place besides school viruses spread, then you can add ships into the mix. I don’t care if they are commercial or Military, they are a closed society for that time frame.
I bleach wipe the hospital room down when hubby had to go in. Knock on wood, he has not picked up any staff infections.
You cannot drag a dirty bucket of mop water room to room even with disinfectant in it, and expect to disinfect a room, much less a whole floor ward. Clean water for each room should be the rule
Go to this link.
“The high mortality associated with the novel Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) has raised questions about the possible role of a cytokine storm in its pathogenesis. Although recent studies showed that MERS-CoV infection is associated with an attenuated IFN response, no induction of inflammatory cytokines was demonstrated during the early phase of infection.”
It is a safe bet that articles titled “... here’s what you need to know” are followed by many things, none of which, unfortunately, are what you actually need to know.
5000 IU of D a day for me.
As long as I don’t get too sleep deprived—and I haven’t let that happen in years—I simply don’t get sick.
You forgot SWAT Teams run by the women who hand out parking tickets...Social Security's Army - with enough bullets to kill all of us several times over..