Saudi Arabia warns of MERS risk from camels as cases rise

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BASTEEN wrote:

They need to stop having sex with camels. That would certainly cut down on the rate of infections.

May 11, 2014 7:01am EDT  --  Report as abuse
BASTEEN wrote:

They need to stop having sex with camels. That would certainly cut down on the rate of infections.

May 11, 2014 7:01am EDT  --  Report as abuse
nose2066 wrote:

This story says: “The link between human cases and camels – which have a special place in Saudi society…”

When the SARS virus appeared in birds in Eastern Asia, the countries there immediately eliminated huge amounts of poultry to stop the spread of the disease.

The Saudi government is doing no such thing with camels. Is that because of the “special place” that camels hold in Saudi society?

May 11, 2014 12:53pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
TheNewWorld wrote:

@nose2066

I don’t know that it is necessary to start killing the animals until they know for sure that they are the source. Even then I would think it is much easier to identify the animals infected and then kill them rather than killing indescriminately. It should be much easier to catch the camels rather than birds if this is the case.

May 11, 2014 1:28pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
ErnestPayne wrote:

In the case of the Saudi’s precautions, after two years, it is too little and far too late.

May 12, 2014 11:30am EDT  --  Report as abuse
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