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Message 1691003 - Posted: 13 Jun 2015, 22:47:21 UTC - in response to Message 1690934.  

Ebola could hit again and we would hardly do better: MSF

The Ebola epidemic could flare up again in West Africa and health authorities are no better equipped to control it than they were a year ago, the head of medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres said on Saturday.

"The reality today is if Ebola were to hit on scale it did in August and September, we would hardly do much better than we did the last time around," Joanne Liu said on the sidelines of a meeting on Ebola in Dakar.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/06/13/us-health-ebola-msf-idUSKBN0OT0QA20150613

I hope they can control the few new cases on hand.
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Message 1691006 - Posted: 13 Jun 2015, 22:54:03 UTC - in response to Message 1691003.  

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SKorean man thought to have MERS hospitalised in Slovakia

A South Korean man thought to have contracted the potentially deadly MERS virus was hospitalised in the Slovak capital Bratislava, a spokeswoman said.

"He is a 38-year-old man from South Korea who is suffering from diarrhoea, fever and lesions on his skin," Petra Stano Matasovska, from Bratislava's university hospital, told AFP.

Local media said the man arrived in Slovakia on June 3 and works for a subcontractor of South Korean carmaker Kia based in the northern town of Zilina.

http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/skorean-man-thought-to-have-mers-hospitalised-in-slovakia-115061400021_1.html
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Message 1691060 - Posted: 14 Jun 2015, 2:43:09 UTC

I'm wondering how Mers got to South Korea if it's found in Camels . Did they import them into there country ?

It makes me wonder what will happen here if it comes to our shores .

We have a large population of camels in the bush and i don't think they have the Mers disease so how quick will spread across Australia seeing as the Camels in the bush are wild and roam free.

It make me also wonder when it came to be as our Camels are from the middle east originally some 150 yrs ago and they don't have the disease ?
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Message 1691125 - Posted: 14 Jun 2015, 10:12:11 UTC - in response to Message 1691060.  

I'm wondering how Mers got to South Korea if it's found in Camels . Did they import them into there country ?

It makes me wonder what will happen here if it comes to our shores .

We have a large population of camels in the bush and i don't think they have the Mers disease so how quick will spread across Australia seeing as the Camels in the bush are wild and roam free.

It make me also wonder when it came to be as our Camels are from the middle east originally some 150 yrs ago and they don't have the disease ?

in our news (which rn't in English, so I'm not posting them here) it is said that a business man came from Middle east infected to SK...

So far about 15 died, 150 infected, about 4000 in quarantine! :/


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Message 1691194 - Posted: 14 Jun 2015, 15:02:52 UTC - in response to Message 1691125.  

in our news (which rn't in English, so I'm not posting them here) it is said that a business man came from Middle east infected to SK...
So far about 15 died, 150 infected, about 4000 in quarantine! :/

A South Korean man believed to be infected with the deadly Mers virus have been hospitalized in the Slovak capital Bratislava.
https://translate.google.se/translate?sl=sv&tl=en&js=y&prev=_t&hl=sv&ie=UTF-8&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.svd.se%2Fsydkorean-i-slovakien-tros-ha-mers&edit-text=
Thats very Close to Vienna Austria...
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Message 1691196 - Posted: 14 Jun 2015, 15:08:18 UTC - in response to Message 1691060.  

I'm wondering how Mers got to South Korea if it's found in Camels . Did they import them into there country ?
It makes me wonder what will happen here if it comes to our shores .
We have a large population of camels in the bush and i don't think they have the Mers disease so how quick will spread across Australia seeing as the Camels in the bush are wild and roam free.
It make me also wonder when it came to be as our Camels are from the middle east originally some 150 yrs ago and they don't have the disease ?

Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) is a viral respiratory illness that is new to humans. It was first reported in Saudi Arabia in 2012.
I dont Think Saudi Arabia have Camels. Only Dromedaries.
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Message 1691197 - Posted: 14 Jun 2015, 15:16:08 UTC - in response to Message 1691196.  

janne i just read Lynn's post about the camels what are Dromedaries. In lynn's post it sounds like they are camels ?
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Message 1691209 - Posted: 14 Jun 2015, 15:40:27 UTC - in response to Message 1691197.  

janne i just read Lynn's post about the camels what are Dromedaries. In lynn's post it sounds like they are camels ?

But Camels comes from the Gobi desert and Mongolia and China.
Here is Sven Hedin posing with one Camel:)
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Message 1691233 - Posted: 14 Jun 2015, 16:33:39 UTC - in response to Message 1691209.  

oh ok i think i know a camel has 2 humps and a Dromedaries has 1 hump but to me there both camels :)

Then i guess we have Dromedaries as they only have 1 hump
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Message 1691259 - Posted: 14 Jun 2015, 17:56:31 UTC - in response to Message 1691233.  
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oh ok i think i know a camel has 2 humps and a Dromedaries has 1 hump but to me there both camels :)
Then i guess we have Dromedaries as they only have 1 hump

Here is one from near Silverton, New South Wales: )
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Message 1691366 - Posted: 14 Jun 2015, 22:06:13 UTC - in response to Message 1691259.  

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South Korea hospital 'is source of many Mers cases'

A hospital has suspended most of its services after being identified as the source of almost half the cases in the South Korean outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (Mers).

The president of the Samsung Medical Center in the capital Seoul issued a public apology on Sunday.

Health officials have reported seven new cases bringing the total to 145. Fifteen people are known to have died.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-33125659
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Message 1691368 - Posted: 14 Jun 2015, 22:07:26 UTC - in response to Message 1691366.  

Embassy in Saudi says Pinoy has MERS virus

MANILA, Philippines - Another Filipino has been infected with the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome-Corona Virus (MERS-CoV) in Saudi Arabia, the Philippine embassy in Riyadh has confirmed.

With the latest case, the embassy is reiterating its advisory to Filipinos – especially workers in the healthcare sector – to continue taking all necessary precautions and observe health guidelines issued by the Saudi Ministry of Health and the Philippines’ Department of Health (DOH) to prevent the spread of the disease, which has already killed 10 Filipinos since 2012. The identity of the latest Filipino MERS victim has been withheld.

http://www.philstar.com/headlines/2015/06/14/1465638/embassy-saudi-says-pinoy-has-mers-virus
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Message 1691375 - Posted: 14 Jun 2015, 22:14:15 UTC - in response to Message 1691368.  

Authorities warn of trips to South Korea, Arabia over MERS

Respiratory disease can be spread by contact, including with camels

Prague, June 14 (ČTK) — The Czechs who want to travel to South Korea or the Arabian Peninsula should think of whether it is really necessary to do so over the risk of infection by the dangerous MERS virus, the Health Ministry said today.

However, there is no imminent danger to Czechs, the ministry said.

Earlier today, South Korea announced another seven new cases of the infection by MERS. So far, 145 people have caught it in the country, 14 of whom have died.

http://www.praguepost.com/czech-news/48330-authorities-warn-of-trips-to-south-korea-arabia-over-mers
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Message 1691378 - Posted: 14 Jun 2015, 22:22:46 UTC - in response to Message 1691375.  

janne, maybe some good news.

Tests show South Korean in Slovakia probably does not have MERS

Tests show a 38-year-old South Korean man admitted to hospital in Slovakia with suspected Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) probably does not have the potentially deadly virus, the Slovak Health Ministry said on Sunday.

The ministry said three out of four tests came back negative and the fourth was on the upper limits but not positive.

Ministry spokesman Peter Bubla said the patient, who was taken to a Bratislava hospital on Saturday, would undergo further tests.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/06/14/us-health-mers-slovakia-idUSKBN0OU0V620150614
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Message 1691381 - Posted: 14 Jun 2015, 22:33:40 UTC
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No one foresaw, back in December of 2013, that the little boy who fell ill in a village called Méliandou, in Guinea, West Africa, would be the starting point of a gruesome epidemic, one that would devastate three countries and provoke concern, fear, and argument around the planet.
No one imagined that this child’s death, after just a few days’ suffering, would be only the first of many thousands. His name was Emile Ouamouno.
http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2015/07/ebola/quammen-text

@Lynn "Tests show South Korean in Slovakia probably does not have MERS."
Sounds like very good news.
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Message 1691859 - Posted: 15 Jun 2015, 21:37:57 UTC - in response to Message 1691381.  

In the news.

Researchers link Ebola news coverage to public panic using Google, Twitter data

Using Twitter and Google search trend data in the wake of the very limited U.S. Ebola outbreak of October 2014, a team of researchers from Arizona State University, Purdue University and Oregon State University have found that news media is extraordinarily effective in creating public panic.

http://phys.org/news/2015-06-link-ebola-news-coverage-panic.html
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Message 1691861 - Posted: 15 Jun 2015, 21:44:20 UTC - in response to Message 1691859.  

South Korea MERS death toll rises to 16; Saudi Arabia reports 5 cases

Seoul, South Korea (CNN)In one sign of a possible return to normalcy, thousands of schools across South Korea re-opened on Monday after closures due to the deadly MERS outbreak.

But it came with heightened awareness; children's temperatures were monitored in classrooms and teachers warned students to practice personal hygiene and frequently wash their hands.

http://www.cnn.com/2015/06/15/asia/south-korea-mers-outbreak/
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Message 1692024 - Posted: 16 Jun 2015, 5:15:40 UTC - in response to Message 1691859.  

Using Twitter and Google search trend data in the wake of the very limited U.S. Ebola outbreak of October 2014, a team of researchers from Arizona State University, Purdue University and Oregon State University have found that news media is extraordinarily effective in creating public panic.


How do they conclude that searching for info on a disease causes panic i would say it stops panic as people are just looking for answers . Just because there is a sudden spike in the searching doesn't means there is a panic , i would say it's just the nature of the info tech world we live in .

News spreads fast but unlike the past we can now get better info on it quickly and every one gets there info at pretty much the same time and so the searching also starts at the same time , how that relates to a panic is a bit over the top .
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Message 1692168 - Posted: 16 Jun 2015, 13:46:35 UTC - in response to Message 1692024.  

Using Twitter and Google search trend data in the wake of the very limited U.S. Ebola outbreak of October 2014, a team of researchers from Arizona State University, Purdue University and Oregon State University have found that news media is extraordinarily effective in creating public panic.

How do they conclude that searching for info on a disease causes panic i would say it stops panic as people are just looking for answers . Just because there is a sudden spike in the searching doesn't means there is a panic , i would say it's just the nature of the info tech world we live in .
News spreads fast but unlike the past we can now get better info on it quickly and every one gets there info at pretty much the same time and so the searching also starts at the same time , how that relates to a panic is a bit over the top .

Indeed Gleen.
Let's say the opposite that we couldn't get info.
Speculation will start and even Conspiracy theories will emerge.
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Message 1692274 - Posted: 16 Jun 2015, 22:46:47 UTC - in response to Message 1692168.  

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German man dies of complications stemming from MERS: health ministry of Lower Saxony

A 65-year-old German man who was infected with the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) virus earlier this year has died in hospital, the health ministry of the German state of Lower Saxony said on Tuesday.

The man died in the town of Ostercappeln, north-west Germany on June 6 from complications stemming from the virus, the ministry said in a statement.

http://in.reuters.com/article/2015/06/16/us-health-mers-germany-idINKBN0OW1GB20150616
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