MERS SPREADS TO AMERICA: Deadly MERS Spreads To The U.S., Same Man Was On British Airways Flight 262, And Deadly MERS Outbreak Still ‘Incurable,’ Hits 30% Death Rate

Posted: May 3, 2014 in Uncategorized
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SCROLL DOWN FOR NEWS LINKS AND VIDEOS: Here is a list of countries the Mers Virus is spreading to. Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Tunisia, Malaysia, Oman, France, Greece, Italy, United Kingdom and the Philippines. Something to think about since the MSM hasnt reported its spread to other nations..

USATODAY.COM: A deadly virus from the Middle East that causes severe acute respiratory illness has turned up in Indiana in the first known case in the United States. The man fell ill after arriving in the U.S. about a week ago from Saudi Arabia, where he is a health care worker.

The virus — known as MERS, short for Middle East respiratory syndrome — first surfaced two years ago. Since then, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed cases in 401 people in 12 countries, 93 of whom have died. Saudi Arabia has been hit hardest with 322 cases and 68 deaths.

The U.S. case involves a man in Indiana who traveled to Saudi Arabia and returned to the United States through London Heathrow airport to Chicago’s O’Hare airport and then to Indiana by bus, the CDC says READ MORE: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/05/02/mers-deadly-virus-cdc-indiana/8619665/

COMMENTARY ON VIRUS

An airline passenger who travelled to Heathrow Airport has been diagnosed with a potentially deadly Sars-like virus.

 

INDEPENDENT.CO.UK: An airline passenger who travelled to Heathrow Airport has been diagnosed with a potentially deadly Sars-like virus. Public Health England (PHE) said the non-UK national was diagnosed with Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) today after being taken to hospital with respiratory symptoms in the US.

The passenger had flown on a British Airways flight from Riyadh, the capital city of Saudi Arabia, to Heathrow on April 24, before transferring on to a flight to Chicago.

PHE has contacted UK passengers on BA Flight 262 who were sitting in the vicinity of the affected passenger, to provide them with health information, but stressed that the risk of infection was “extremely low” READ MORE: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/mers-alert-heathrow-transit-passenger-had-sarslike-virus-9319408.html

FIRST CASE IN US

NATURALSOCIETY.COM: About two years ago, around September of 2012, a highly resistant disease known as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) was discovered in Saudi Arabia. While the disease has been floating around mostly in Saudi Arabia since then, the disease has recently made headlines, with hundreds of outbreaks occurring. The worst part? Not a single treatment is known.

 

MERS has infected hundreds of individuals so far. There are currently at least 339 cases reported in Saudi Arabia, with a whopping 102 deaths – that’s about a 30% death rate. What’s more, Saudi Arabia confirmed 26 more cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome just 2 days ago. But that isn’t the only affected country; 13 other nations are suffering from MERS infections, including READ MORE: http://naturalsociety.com/deadly-mers-outbreak-still-incurable-hits-30-death-rate/#ixzz30f7Q1IlQ  

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