MERS - Middle East Respiratory Syndrome

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    A new pneumonia-like virus...
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    WHO: Scientific red tape mars efforts vs. virus
    May 23,`13 -- International efforts to combat a new pneumonia-like virus that has now killed 22 people are being slowed by unclear rules and competition for the potentially profitable rights to disease samples, the head of the World Health Organization warned Thursday.
     
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    Granny says, "Dat's right - it's dat endtime plague inna Bible, we all gonna die...
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    Death Toll from SARS-Like Virus Rises to 30
    May 31, 2013 — The World Health Organization said the global death toll from a SARS-like virus has risen to 30, after three new deaths were reported in Saudi Arabia. Health experts are scrambling to understand the new virus.
     
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    MERS lol. The media can't hype something unless they give it a cool name.
     
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    Granny says if Obama gets it, it could be the end o' the world...
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    U.S. Says Deadly MERS Virus Could Affect Nat’l Security
    June 6, 2013 – As Saudi and U.N. health authorities report new infections from a troubling new respiratory disease, there are concerns that the approaching Hajj – the annual Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca – could increase the risk of spreading the virus as pilgrims return to their home countries.
     
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    Granny says, "Dat's right - it's dat Biblical plague in Revelation - we all gonna die...
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    WHO: New Virus Has Pandemic Potential
    June 10, 2013 > The World Health Organization is asking health workers around the world to be on alert for symptoms of the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) coronavirus.
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    WHO: MERS Coronavirus Has Potential to Cause Pandemic
    June 10, 2013 — 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.
     
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    Granny says, "Dat's right - it's the end o' the world...
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    Six New MERS Coronavirus Cases Reported
    July 18, 2013 — Health authorities in the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia have reported six new cases of the SARS-like coronavirus, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday.
     
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    Granny says make `em get tested - we don't want `em bringin' it here...
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    Coronavirus: Polls Show Support for MERS Travel Screening
    July 24, 2013 — Little is known about a SARS-like virus that has infected people in the Middle East, North Africa and Europe, but there is strong support around the globe for screening travelers to prevent the spread of the disease, according to a new poll.
     
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    Slower but deadlier...
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    MERS virus may be deadlier than SARS, study finds
    July 26, 2013 > The new respiratory virus that emerged in the Middle East last year appears to make people sicker faster than SARS, but doesn't seem to spread as easily, according to the latest detailed look at about four dozen cases in Saudi Arabia.
     
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    Dat's just like it says in Zech. 14.15 inna Bible...
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    Mers coronavirus: Dromedary camels could be source
    8 August 2013 > Dromedary camels could be responsible for passing to humans the deadly Mers coronavirus that emerged last year, research suggests.
     
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    Mers coronavirus has been isolated in a bat in Saudi Arabia...
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    Mers: Deadly coronavirus found in tomb bat
    22 August 2013 > The deadly Mers coronavirus has been isolated in a bat in Saudi Arabia, scientists report.
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    Fast moving snails spread deadly dog disease across UK
    22 August 2013 > Despite their lethargic reputations, snails can travel at a relatively speedy one metre per hour, say researchers.
     

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