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  • German Human Right Activist Vollertsen: "Ready For A Massive Defection of High Ranking N. Koreans"

    05/07/2003 5:02:07 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 27 replies · 326+ views
    Dong-A Ilbo ^ | 2003/05/06 | Kim Jong-An
    /start my translation German Human Right Activist Vollertsen: "Ready For A Massive Defection of High Ranking N. Korean Figures" Norbert Vollertsen(age 45: a doctor), a German human right activist, who has been actively helping N. Korean escapees confirmed on 6th (of May, 2003) that 20 high ranking N. Korean figures, including a N. Korean nuclear physicist Dr. Kyoung Won-Ha, did defect and that some of them are now staying in Washington D.C., U.S.A.. However, he refused to confirm whether Dr. Kyoung Won-Ha, known as the father of N. Korean nuclear development, himself is staying in Washington D.C.. Mr. Vollertsen is...
  • China’s Worst Self-Inflicted Environmental Disaster: The Campaign to Wipe Out the Common Sparrow

    07/18/2012 6:46:59 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 9 replies
    IO9 ^ | July 18, 2012 | George Dvorsky
    China’s Worst Self-Inflicted Environmental Disaster: The Campaign to Wipe Out the Common Sparrow Back in the 1950s, China was going through its Great Leap Forward, an effort to transform China from a largely agrarian nation to a thriving industrial Marxist powerhouse. These sweeping (and often brutal) reforms, touched virtually every facet of Chinese life — and as one particular episode in China's history points out, the animal kingdom was also far from immune. In 1958, China ordered the extermination of several pests, including sparrows — an ill-fated campaign that eventually led to catastrophe. The Four Pests campaign Chinese leader Mao...
  • European Team Finds No Evidence of Viral Change in MERS-CoV

    05/13/2014 2:26:34 PM PDT · by steve86 · 8 replies
    Medscape Medical News ^ | May 12, 2014 | Kate Johnson
    BARCELONA, Spain — A team from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) just back from Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, reports that there appears to be no change in either the virulence of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) or its transmissibility. The "dramatic" spike in the number of MERS-CoV cases reported in the past 3 weeks is related to a seasonal increase in primary cases, combined with a "huge spillover and amplification" of secondary cases caused by in-hospital transmission to healthcare workers and other patients, said Denis Coulombier, MD, head of the unit for surveillance and response support...
  • Saudi Arabia warns of MERS risk from camels as cases rise

    05/11/2014 7:18:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Reuters ^ | 05/10/2014
    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....
  • Saudi Arabia reports 1 more death from new virus

    02/17/2014 12:20:30 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 17, 2014 2:01 AM EST
    Saudi Arabia says a Saudi man has died from a new respiratory virus related to SARS, bringing to 60 the number of deaths in the kingdom at the center of the outbreak. […] He was among four newly detected cases, bringing the number to 145 of people who have been infected with the virus in Saudi Arabia since September 2012, according to the (health) ministry. …
  • New coronavirus potentially more deadly than SARS: researchers

    03/28/2013 3:43:44 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 8 replies
    Global Post ^ | March 28, 2013 12: | Samantha Stainburn
    A new coronavirus that emerged in the Middle East last fall could be deadlier than the SARS virus (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome), which killed 774 people between 2002 and 2003, researchers from the University of Hong Kong said. Patients with the new virus experience multiple organ failure, which could explain its 65 percent mortality rate so far, the South China Morning Post reported. In contrast, 11 percent of the people who got SARS died. The first victims to die from the new virus were a Qatari man in a British hospital and a woman in Saudi Arabia, ABC News reported....
  • Health Officials To Watch For Muslim Pilgrims With SARS-Like Symptoms

    10/10/2013 12:12:57 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 25 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | October 10, 2013 12:04 PM
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Southern California doctors and health officials will be on the lookout for Muslim pilgrims returning from Saudi Arabia with flu-like symptoms in the wake of a reported outbreak of a SARS-like virus in the Middle East, according to a report. L.A. County Department of Public Health Director Dr. Jonathan Fielding told the Los Angeles Times severe coughs or other similar symptoms could signal the arrival of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus, or MERS-CoV, to the Southland. While MERS-CoV has so far only been reported in the Mideast and Europe, doctors and emergency departments will be...
  • 2 new diseases _ 1 related to SARS and 1 new bird flu _ could both spark global outbreaks

    05/13/2013 5:48:45 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 18 replies
    WP ^ | May 13 2013 | AP
    Two respiratory viruses in different parts of the world have captured the attention of global health officials - a novel coronavirus in the Middle East and a new bird flu spreading in China.
  • French tests ease fears of coronavirus transmission

    05/11/2013 10:41:33 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 3 replies
    Reuters) - ^ | May 11, 2013 6:42am EDT
    Three people who came into contact with France's only confirmed case of coronavirus have tested negative for the SARS-like disease, with results pending on two others, Health Minister Marisol Touraine said on Saturday. Lab results were expected later in the day on a friend or family member of the infected man, who remains in serious condition, and another patient who shared his hospital room, the minister and doctors told reporters in Lille, northern France. A doctor, a nurse and a third health professional who had come into contact with the 65-year-old confirmed to have coronavirus are in the clear
  • First case of deadly SARS-like virus in France

    05/08/2013 10:26:15 AM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 9 replies
    The Local (France) ^ | 08 May 2013 12:01 GMT+02:00
    France's health ministry on Wednesday reported the country's first case of a SARS-like virus that has killed 18 people so far, mostly in Saudi Arabia. An unidentified person who came back to France from a trip to the United Arab Emirates was diagnosed with the deadly novel coronavirus, the ministry said. "This is the first and only confirmed case in France to date," it added. The patient is currently in intensive care in hospital and has been placed in isolation. The virus, known in medical jargon as nCoV-EMC, was first detected in September 2012 and since then more than 30...
  • Saudi Arabia says five dead from new SARS-like virus

    05/02/2013 8:56:45 PM PDT · by null and void · 10 replies
    AL ARABIYA ^ | Thursday, 2 May 2013
    The new virus is not the same as SARS, but similar to it and also to other coronaviruses found in bats. (Reuters) Saudi Arabia said five more people have died of a deadly new virus from the same family as SARS, and two other people were in intensive care. The seven cases were discovered in al-Ahsa governorate in the Eastern Province, the Saudi news agency SPA quoted the Saudi Health Ministry as saying in a statement late on Wednesday.

A Saudi man died in March from the virus.

The novel coronavirus (NCoV) is from the same family of viruses as those...
  • New SARS-like virus infects British patient in tenth case globally

    02/11/2013 11:16:44 AM PST · by bgill · 3 replies
    yahoo news ^ | Feb. 11, 2013 | Kate Kelland
    A new virus from the same family as SARS that sparked a global alert last September has been found in a further patient in Britain, health officials said on Monday. This latest case of infection with the new virus known as a coronavirus brings the total number of confirmed cases globally to 10, of which five have died. The British patient, who had recently travelled to the Middle East and Pakistan, is receiving intensive care treatment in hospital in Manchester, northern England.
  • A SARS-like Virus Has Been Detected In The Middle East

    09/24/2012 2:45:26 PM PDT · by blam · 34 replies
    TBI ^ | 9-24-2012 | Joshua Berlinger
    A SARS-like Virus Has Been Detected In The Middle East Joshua BerlingerSeptember 24, 2012 Health experts are monitoring a SARS-like virus that has killed one individual and hospitalized another in the Middle East. The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday that the 49-year-old Qatari man was admitted to an intensive care unit in Doha on September 7, suffering from "acute respiratory infection and kidney failure" after traveling to Saudi Arabia. He was transferred to Britain by air ambulance on September 11. The British Health Protection Agency also released a statement on Sunday addressing the infections. The WHO said virus...
  • Air Leak Sparks Safety Fears at CDC Bioterror Lab (Biosafety Level 3 - Anthrax, Influenza, SARS ...)

    06/22/2012 2:59:55 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 8 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 13, 2012 | KATIE MOISSE
    Air Leak Sparks Safety Fears at CDC Bioterror Lab CDC's Emerging Infectious Disease Lab has experienced repeated problems with airflow systems The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the federal agency charged with preventing the spread of infectious diseases has come under attack today for "serious" airflow problems in an Atlanta building that houses anthrax, SARS and monkeypox. Documents and emails obtained by USA Today suggest that a poorly engineered airflow system in the CDC's Building 18 could expose unprotected staff and visitors to dangerous airborne pathogens. "As the door closed a very noticeable puff of air could be felt...
  • Novel strategy stymies SARS et al. (viral replication)

    10/28/2011 11:51:21 AM PDT · by decimon · 4 replies
    LMU Munich ^ | October 28, 2011
    Broad-spectrum antibiotics, which are active against a whole range of bacterial pathogens, have been on the market for a long time. Comparably versatile drugs to treat viral diseases, on the other hand, have remained elusive. Using a new approach, research teams led by Dr. Albrecht von Brunn of LMU Munich and Professor Christian Drosten from the University of Bonn have identified a compound that inhibits the replication of several different viruses, including the highly aggressive SARS virus that is responsible for severe acute respiratory syndrome. The new method exploits the fact that interactions between certain host proteins and specific viral...
  • Swine flu sweeping world 'at speed'

    07/17/2009 12:33:56 PM PDT · by george76 · 17 replies · 974+ views
    Agence France-Presse ^ | July 18, 2009
    THE World Health Organisation says swine flu has swept the globe at "unprecedented speed", and a study warns that the pandemic could tip the world into deflation and delay the economic recovery. The WHO said it will stop giving figures on the numbers infected by the A(H1N1) virus to allow countries to channel resources into close monitoring of unexpected developments and patterns in the spread of the disease. Argentina, meanwhile, issued a nationwide alert after pigs were confirmed to have the swine flu virus. "In past pandemics, influenza viruses have needed more than six months to spread as widely as...
  • Swine Flu in Perspective

    05/02/2009 3:04:11 AM PDT · by Scanian · 4 replies · 553+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | May 02, 2009 | Frank S. Rosenbloom, M.D.
    Outbreak! was the title of the movie released in 1995 about an Ebola epidemic, inspired by news reports of outbreaks of the deadly virus in Africa. Some experts opined that "it could happen here" and that it was just a matter of time before Ebola would show up in the US. Never one to play along, I posted a sign in my office in 1996 that if Ebola broke out here I would move to Africa and live with the monkeys. I am still here. In 2003 a horrible new disease was spreading out of Asia. SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory...
  • How swine flu could be a bigger threat to humanity than nuclear warfare

    04/26/2009 5:04:44 PM PDT · by Flavius · 58 replies · 2,220+ views
    daily mail ^ | 27th April 2009 | By Michael Hanlon
    When a new animal virus emerges in some crowded corner of the Third World and the experts start talking gravely about pandemics, the inevitable question is: How much should we worry? Well, it probably isn't time, quite yet, to be heading for the hills but the emergence of a new and deadly strain of swine flu in Mexico is a matter of serious concern. If we are lucky, we will see something like a rerun of the SARS or bird flu scares seen earlier this decade - scary but containable outbreaks of disease which have (so far) killed a few...
  • Russia: Chinese woman dies from suspected SARS on Moscow-bound train - 3

    04/17/2009 12:58:32 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 18 replies · 833+ views
    RIA Novosti ^ | 04/15/09
    Chinese woman dies from suspected SARS on Moscow-bound train - 3 21:25 | 15/ 04/ 2009 Print version (Recasts, details nationalities para 2, adds quotes paras 6,7) MOSCOW, April 15 (RIA Novosti) - A Chinese woman has died from what may be Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) while traveling on a train from the Far East Russian city of Blagoveshchensk to Moscow, a medical source said on Wednesday. The train was stopped at the Zuyevka station in central Russia's Kirov Region, and 51 Chinese passengers and two Russian train stewards were sent to a local hospital. The Kirov Region administration...
  • Chinese Scientist Warns Possible Outbreak of Mutant SARS

    03/29/2009 3:57:04 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 17 replies · 815+ views
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | 03/29/09
    /begin my translation Chinese Scientist Warns Possible Outbreak of Mutant SARS Newsis According to Ming-bao of Hong Kong on Mar. 29, Rao Zihe, a member of Chinese Academy of Sciences, and President of Nankai University, warned that the mutant variant of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome(SARS,) which swept China in 2003 could break out again. The report says that in a lecture given at Science University the day before, a new stronger variant of SARS could spread again. Rao explained he is conducting in-depth research on SARS virus along with his colleagues. When SARS broke out 6 years ago, he was...