First U.S. case of deadly MERS virus confirmed: CDC

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PopeAlgore wrote:

All due to man made global warming. You’ve been warned.

May 02, 2014 7:06pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
dcayman wrote:

All due to overpopulation and encroachment of man into every environment on earth. But I would be more worried about Ebola going airborne than any of these acronym diseases.

May 02, 2014 8:03pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Palmerm94 wrote:

Antibiotics have nothing to do with viruses as you cannot kill a virus because it is not alive.

May 02, 2014 9:03pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
DonKrieger wrote:

Look at the numbers …

This virus has “sickened hundreds.”
Contrast that with the estimated 7,000-49,000 flu related deaths per year in the US alone,
http://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/disease/us_flu-related_deaths.htm .

May 02, 2014 9:09pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
bgamall wrote:

I hope this MERS doesn’t do as much damage to the USA as the last MERS did. This one can kill you, but the last one let you suffer as your house was repossessed by people who didn’t even have legal title.

May 02, 2014 9:49pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
milestristero wrote:

Daniel77: Silver kills bacteria, not viral strains.
“Claims made about the effectiveness of colloidal silver for numerous diseases are unsupported scientifically.” – National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicines (NCCAM)

bgamall: One out of 50 people that read your comment actually caught the reference.

May 03, 2014 11:41am EDT  --  Report as abuse
sabrefencer wrote:

There has been a spike of MERs coming out of Saudi Arabia, since march…wonder why????

May 03, 2014 12:27pm EDT  --  Report as abuse

As new never-before-seen diseases emerge on a regular basis, the planet has been lucky: None, so far, has mutated into an airborne disease that would result in a global pandemic. None — yet. It is only a matter of time.

May 03, 2014 12:49pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
TheNewWorld wrote:

“The virus is similar to the one that caused Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) which emerged in China in 2002-2003 and killed some 800 people. It was first detected in Saudi Arabia in 2012.”

The fearmongering over SARS was horrible. Lets not get too worked up over this one please. 800 out of a billion is not a serious pandemic.

May 03, 2014 5:55pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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