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99.5% similar SARS virus variant now under WHO surveillance

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posted on Sep, 23 2012 @ 06:43 PM
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CBC news has reported, "The World Health Organization is keeping a close eye on a disease outbreak in Saudi Arabia caused by a virus in the same family as the one that caused SARS.

There have been two confirmed infections with the new coronavirus and tests results are pending on a third suspected case, according to media reports from the Middle East. Two of those three people have died."

www.cbc.ca...

The virus has been found in these people in Saudi Arabia and the U.K. Its genetic structure is very similar to the SARS virus of a few years ago.

www.who.int...

For those with international travel plans in the coming weeks, your itineraries could be affected. And then there is the global economy, etc. I hope this gets nipped in the bud quickly by TPTB.




posted on Sep, 23 2012 @ 06:47 PM
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Very interesting and with the Hajj is approaching, communicability and means of transmission are extremely important factors here.

A massive outbreak would lead many people to think biological warfare - even if it wasn't. And in a world already so destabilized as split along religious differences.

Another domino tipping in an increasingly dangerous game? I hope not.

~Heff



posted on Sep, 23 2012 @ 06:53 PM
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so theres a new disease in the middle east? seems 1/4 or more of everyone in my city brantford ontario area are sick with a real bad cold or pneumonia..me my self im sick as a dog at momment 4 days now goin to see doc tomorrow ... makes ya think if its chemtrails or somthing else makin all us sick



posted on Sep, 23 2012 @ 07:04 PM
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Yay. I finally have my doom porn fix. A deadly virus... Wiping out the middle east first. Its a doom pron addict dream come true. No surprise the NWO set this off in the ME first... Should be plenty of low cost oil after this....TBTP making the first decisive move...

Seriously though. I do hope they keep this in check. In the ME this could easily spread world wide and be devastating.
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posted on Sep, 23 2012 @ 07:29 PM
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Meh... Just read about sars. Apparently it is not very deadly maybe around 10% fatality at most except for the elderly. It is a little more fatal than your average flu. Therefore, not much to worry about although it would suck to have another flu like virus to worry about. Ebola is much deadlier and has recently popped back up in Africa but haven't heard much lately. A few weeks ago there was another minor outbreak that killed 31 people.



posted on Sep, 23 2012 @ 07:34 PM
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Well...reading this is worrying! Hope I haven't picked it up from anyone. I have flu-like symptoms at the moment o.O.



posted on Sep, 23 2012 @ 07:47 PM
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Originally posted by Wulfric
Well...reading this is worrying! Hope I haven't picked it up from anyone. I have flu-like symptoms at the moment o.O.


Looks like your odds of survival are pretty good even if you have it, unless you are over 50.

SARS, or Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome, is the disease caused by SARS coronavirus. It causes an often severe illness marked initially by systemic symptoms of muscle pain, headache, and fever, followed in 2–10 days by the onset of respiratory symptoms,[3] mainly cough, dyspnea, and pneumonia. Another common finding in SARS patients is a decrease in the number of lymphocytes circulating in the blood.[4] In the SARS outbreak of 2003, about 9% of patients with confirmed SARS infection died.[5] The mortality rate was much higher for those over 50 years old, with mortality rates approaching 50% for this subset of patients.[5]



posted on Sep, 23 2012 @ 07:50 PM
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Thanks for the encouragement haha, I'm 18 but I get the feeling this is just an ordinary flu. Muscle aches, alternating body temperature, usual cold-like symptoms and so on and seeing as I haven't travelled anywhere being in England the chance of me getting SARS from that one person is pretty low, The symptoms actually seem to be easing off a little now after coming down heavily with it for one or two days so....at the moment all is good
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Edit: One of the reported cases in England the lad seems to be in a hospital which is only ten-fifteen minutes drive from here...hm.
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posted on Sep, 23 2012 @ 07:53 PM
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You might be right. I could see someone claiming biological weapon.

Then again, Mother Earth is the best Biological weapons expert, known to all.

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posted on Sep, 23 2012 @ 08:07 PM
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While I agree that Ebola is deadly (and has such scary symptoms) its infection rate is low so it can be easily quarantined.

It's the spread of this new virus that makes people worry about SARS. Back in 2003 people who used the same hotel room as a previous victim contracted SARS. They, in turn, infected the hotel staff, who then went home and infected their families. The man who named the virus and helped other patients died from SARS himself.

The article doesn't say it's SARS, but that it's similar. What is worrisome is that it could be much worse. It could be a mutated form of SARS and be much deadlier.
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posted on Sep, 23 2012 @ 08:15 PM
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Remember the swine flu that only needed 3 mutations to become insane


Well this "99.5%" thing needs more context to be relevant. Change just a few things and it can be quite different from the original is what I've learned about viruses.

I hope this doesn't end up being an issue, but I'll keep a check on it.



posted on Sep, 23 2012 @ 10:42 PM
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Apparently it is "similar" to SARS but more deadly. Of the 3 confirmed cases, 2 have died.

Of course, it may be that they did not seek medical care until it was too late... and 3 cases is not enough to say 1/3 survival rate anyway. I guess it's a wait and see (and hope and pray) at this point!



posted on Sep, 23 2012 @ 10:53 PM
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Don't worry about this disease, if it gets here, we will catch it and if it doesn't we won't. Not all people get bad effects from things while others get hit hard. It is just the hand we were dealt when we were born. Worrying about things makes stress and stress depletes the immune system of needed chemicals to fight disease. Positive attitude helps us fight disease. If we catch something bad, go see the doctor, maybe they will have something to help. Learn to strengthen the body with foods so it will fight of viruses. Worry about what we can do something about, now is not the time to go starving yourself to lose weight in the northern hemisphere.



posted on Sep, 24 2012 @ 02:04 PM
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news.sky.com...

Here we go again! - Whatever happened to containment of a deadly virus! How many people did this person come into contact with during his repatriation to the UK?! If it was already known that the virus was fatal why on earth was he not quarantined in Qatar?



posted on Sep, 24 2012 @ 02:34 PM
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I am sorry, but we should just boot this man out, wealthy Qatari man ,these foreigners come to our country, and spread all manner of germs, We had got rid of TB, now it is rife again in our country.
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posted on Sep, 24 2012 @ 08:59 PM
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Originally posted by freelancer99
so theres a new disease in the middle east? seems 1/4 or more of everyone in my city brantford ontario area are sick with a real bad cold or pneumonia..me my self im sick as a dog at momment 4 days now goin to see doc tomorrow ... makes ya think if its chemtrails or somthing else makin all us sick



Both my girlfriend and I are sick with terrible head / chest colds at the moment, but are on medication and getting better. I rarely get sick, and this is the second similar cold in about 6 months. This one was much worse than the last. Thank god for antibiotics, corticosteroids, and B2 adrenergic receptor agonists. .



posted on Sep, 24 2012 @ 09:17 PM
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The odd thinsg about this "outbreak" is all cases were in the Middle East, but then flown to the UK for treatment, but as far as I can tell their not British nationals...

It begs the question then, why are we importing infected foreigners?

That said, this "SARS" seems to be noticeably less infectious and the first time round, it was a bit of a storm in a teacup anyway...



posted on Sep, 25 2012 @ 02:00 AM
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Thats kind of worrisome. Just in time for December 2012..



posted on Sep, 25 2012 @ 02:00 AM
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Thats kind of worrisome. Just in time for December 2012..



posted on Sep, 25 2012 @ 01:55 PM
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This was posted by a new member SopSpy a short while ago. Since he is new he can't start his own thread yet. This could be useful info. I have not been able to verify this but I am looking.

Although the medias are soon to start leaking this information, you need to take it way more seriously than what the "official" numbers are going to be like.

If you are traveling to the middle east/receiving travelers from there, please be very aware that a new virus is currently striking in the region.

This virus causes serious respiratory and kidney failure. The virus seems to have been infecting people in Saudi Arabia first but is believed to have infected people in at least 7 countries of the middle east in the past 24 hours.

It resembles SARS with a new mutation now affecting the kidneys.

This is going to be all over the news in less than 48hours.



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