Skip to comments.At least 13 dead after rare nipah virus breaks out raising fear of global epidemic
Posted on 05/28/2018 10:09:03 AM PDT by BenLurkin
The disease, which kills up to 75% of those infected, starts with flu-like symptoms and causes a brain-swelling condition known as encephalitis.
The virus has not yet spread beyond two areas in south India, according to officials, but they have issued a series of warnings to people living in the stricken towns where more than 200 people are being treated in hospitals. Over 25 people are under strict observation and another three are in a critical condition.
There is no vaccine for nipah, which is listed alongside ebola and zika as one of eight priority diseases by the World Health Organisation, who believe it could cause a global epidemic.
No treatment is available beyond supportive care to make patients suffering from high fever, vomiting and convulsion feel comfortable. While officials believe this outbreak began with someone infected by a fruit bat, the ministry official said every subsequent infection came from human-to-human contact, sometimes passing to relatives or medical workers caring for the sick.
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So this is the next in a long line of “latest and greatest” pandemics that are going to kill us off.
Close down the airports
Just another reason to halt immigration and Quarantine America. Illegals are returning us to pre WWII levels of infectious diseases and types. Not to mention these Ebola type diseases.
Let me guess - this virus originate in Norway? Japan?
Illegals and legals are bringing these Third World
diseases into unprotected America. The unwarranted numbers
of legal Third World "immigration" into America
must be stopped. No more immigration or work visas
or green cards for the Third World pestilence harboring
peoples and nations. America did not vote this.
Post to me or FReep mail to be on/off the Bring Out Your Dead ping list.
The purpose of the Bring Out Your Dead ping list (formerly the Ebola ping list) is very early warning of emerging pandemics, as such it has a high false positive rate.
So far the false positive rate is 100%.
At some point we may well have a high mortality pandemic, and likely as not the Bring Out Your Dead threads will miss the beginning entirely.
*sigh* Such is life, and death...
If a quarantine saves just one child's life, it's worth it.
Feel Good movie (/s) about Nipah.
Thanks for posting. (Never heard of “nipah”)
LOL. You are such a stitch!
It originated in Kerala, India. Kerala is India's communist run state, and has been run by communists since the late 1950s. Also plenty of homos in Kerala too, that coastline (along with Goa) is known as India's "homosexual Riviera". These are favored destinations by first world homo "vacationers".
What a surprise, world threatening epidemic takes originates in debauched third world sh*thole. What a surprise!
if this virus had killed 200 million of India’s 1 billion+, I might be tempted to call it an epidemic.
it does not become global until it spreads outside of India and hit multiple continents.
I am so sick of this hysterical fear-mongering.
It sounds like we have very little time left to pass universal gun background checks and a new AWB.
How else could we stop this threat?
Banning plastic straws.
> Banning plastic straws.
I know! Iknow! Ribbons! We can all wear little loopy ribbons. All we have to do is pick a color scheme that hasn't been used to death already.... oh, wait.
Nevermind. How about we all change the color of our Fakebook page background to black? Or something... That's bound to work!!
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