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MERS outbreak in South Korea

 
 
Ionus
 
Reply Fri 12 Jun, 2015 12:30 am
MERS outbreak in South Korea holds lessons for U.S.
http://edition.cnn.com/2015/06/10/opinions/vox-mers-south-korea/
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The outbreak in South Korea of the deadly Middle East respiratory syndrome, or MERS, is the largest outside of Saudi Arabia, and very frightening. But here is a consolation: If a similar outbreak of MERS does land in the United States this year, our own experience with Ebola has primed the health system to respond ....
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Ionus
 
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Reply Fri 12 Jun, 2015 12:31 am
I wonder how probable it is to spread to North Korea ? There it could kill millions due to poor health standards .
Ionus
 
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Reply Sun 14 Jun, 2015 08:14 am
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-33125381
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The outbreak began when a businessman returning from the Middle East last month was diagnosed with the disease....Authorities there have reported seven new cases, bring the total to 145. Fourteen people are known to have died.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that the outbreak is "large and complex" with further cases expected.


Authorities have sealed off at three hospitals with patients and medical workers inside, as the number of people who have come into contact with patients and were put under quarantine either at state facilities or at home rose Sunday by more than 800 to 4,856.
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Sun 14 Jun, 2015 08:26 am
@Ionus,
I've wondered the same thing.

Ionus
 
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Reply Sun 14 Jun, 2015 08:42 am
@ehBeth,
Bill Gates (described as a genius by a report I watched Laughing ) said the greatest danger we face today is a pandemic like the Spanish Flu of 1918 . I think he is right . It is easy to lose track of recent outbreaks . SARS-CoV, MERS, Ebola, Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68), Cholera (Haiti), New H1N1 'swine' influenza, New avian H5N1 ...did I miss any ?

Haiti lost 7,000 people to a preventable disease like Cholera, and it continues still, so the Third World Population is at greatest risk .
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GorDie
 
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Reply Mon 29 Jun, 2015 10:09 am
@Ionus,
I think this is biological war fair.
The fact that is comes from Saudi Arabia indicates that the north Koreans purchased it and attacked South Korea.

The fact that it is in Arabia indicates that the Russians are the ones who used it there in cahoots with secret factions amongst arms dealers, pharmacies, drug dealers who are amongst a wealthy elite group.

my conspiracist suspicion.
Ionus
 
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Reply Mon 29 Jun, 2015 11:03 am
@GorDie,
Its been around for a very long time . It killed people in Alexander the Great's time and was one consideration for his poor health after going through the area .

As for North Korea, I wouldn't put anything past them . They sent a submarine to steal Japanese people because they didn't have anyone who spoke Japanese in all of North Korea . From memory, this was in the 60's . They've been allowed to get away with too much . If MERS gets into their population they will have deep trouble .
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