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"An Unusual Global Situation." - New H7N9 & MERS Coronavirus, Threaten an Unprecedented Pandemic.

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posted on Jun, 1 2013 @ 12:32 AM
I'm going to make a note here - as I continue to update this thread as a reference point for new information...

I've thought about this before, but what strikes me as odd, is that despite all of the other outbreaks on the global-incident-map... the Novel-Coronavirus doesn't appear, not once.

I find that very strange in itself, and also -
the Deputy Minister of Health in Saudi Arabia was recently interviewed...

MERS coronavirus cases likely around globe.

In the world's eyes, Saudi Arabia appears to be ground zero for the new MERS coronavirus, with the country accounting for nearly 80 per cent of known cases. But the kingdom's deputy minister of health believes this virus is infecting people around the world, and other countries aren't catching cases because they aren't looking.

^^ That would be alarming, if true.
Especially with the mortality rate increasing to 60% in the past few days.

But he goes on to say, that he doesn't believe the Coronavirus 'deserves the amount of attention it is recieving from the MSM.'

Those two statements surely seem to contradict each other.

If you don't believe the Coronavirus deserves world-wide attention... why state just prior to that, - you believe the virus has already been spread throughout the globe?

posted on Jun, 2 2013 @ 04:46 AM
MERS Update:

Medical personnel under surveillance after close-contact with Coronavirus patient

About 15 doctors and nurses are under observation, in Florence, after coming in contact with the 45 year old man who turns out to be the first case of the new Italian Coronavirus, the so-called New Sars. The patient 'a Jordanian of Palestinian origin, who lives in Italy, but had recently been in Jordan. Now and 'hospitalized in isolation Careggi Hospital in Florence, in good condition. One of his sons seems to suffer from a flu unspecified. At admission, in Italy, the 45 year old had high fever, cough and signs of respiratory failure.
Source (Italian)

Latest 'Confirmed' Statistics:

30 deaths / 53 cases

posted on Jun, 10 2013 @ 05:40 PM
MERS-CoV Update:

MERS coronavirus has potential to cause pandemic

The World Health Organization on Monday urged health workers around the world to be on the alert for symptoms of the deadly Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS), which has the potential to circle the globe and cause a pandemic.

"International concern about these infections is high, because it is possible for this virus to move around the world. There have been now several examples where the virus has moved from one country to another through travelers," the WHO said of MERS, which causes coughing, fever and pneumonia.

"Consequently, all countries in the world need to ensure that their healthcare workers are aware of the virus and the disease it can cause and that, when unexplained cases of pneumonia are identified, MERS-CoV should be considered."


H7N9 (Bird-Flu) Update:

Researchers warn: New ‘bird flu’ strains close to becoming pandemics

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) found there isn’t much stopping the latest strains of the H5N1 and H7N9 flu viruses — also known as the “bird flu” — from being communicable from person to person.

MIT News reported on Thursday that new studies showed the viruses could become “pandemic flus” within just a few mutations — all it would take would be a change in one or two amino-acids.

posted on Jul, 18 2013 @ 10:56 PM
I'm kinda surprised more people are not talking about this,MERS is not SARS,it's much much worse.It completely destroys your Kidneys so even if you happen to survive your life expectancy is shot.

Six more cases of MERS virus confirmed: WHO

Thursday Jul 18, 2013
Six more people, most of them health care workers, have contracted the deadly MERS virus in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, the World Health Organization said Thursday. The UN's health body said that four health care workers from two hospitals in Abu Dhabi had contracted MERS, short for Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus, after caring for a patient who had fallen ill with the disease. In two of the cases, a 28-year-old man and a 30-year-old woman had not developed symptoms of the illness, while two other women, aged 30 and 40, were in stable condition. In Saudi Arabia, one 42-year-old female health care worker and a 26-year-old man who were in close contact with a MERS patient are both suffering from mild symptoms and have not been hospitalised, WHO said. The announcement came amid growing concern about the spread of the virus that so far has killed 45 of the total 88 people confirmed to have contracted it, especially as worst-hit Saudi Arabia braces for the Muslim hajj pilgrimage. On Saturday, Saudi Arabia, which counts 67 cases and 38 deaths to date, urged the elderly and chronically ill, as well as children and pregnant women, not to perform the hajj.


posted on Jul, 19 2013 @ 02:02 AM
With Ramadan fast approaching I understand from 'avian flu talk' that a Visa restriction has been place on those attending for Haj. Pregnant women, children or chronically sick persons are advised to stay away.

Let's hope all stay as well as possible.

posted on Sep, 5 2013 @ 08:57 PM

The Center of Disease Control ordered $11 million worth of antibiotics. Where are they going? FEMA Region lll. When are they due? October 1st. This coupled with the fact that the World Health Organization held an emergency meeting, its second such meeting in its history, to discuss MERS Coronavirus. This is quite unsettling. The WHO determined that a vaccine MUST be in place by October 1st.

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