New virus to be called MERS-CoV

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  1. Sigh Sister

    Sigh Sister Active Member

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    From your link:

    "The patient in Orlando felt ill on the first flight, officials said, but not ill enough to notify a doctor. Early in the hours of May 9, he apparently became concerned that he was still feeling ill, and he went to the emergency room at Dr. P. Phillips Hospital, according to Dain Weister, a Florida Department of Health public information officer.

    He identified himself as recently having been in Saudi Arabia, so he was quickly isolated to avoid contaminating other patients, Weister said."

    He was having symptoms for 8 days before seeking treatment. At least he had the sense to let the hospital know that he had been in Saudi Arabia. And it's another healthcare worker.
     


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  3. cuffem

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    Just came from a international flight.I have Lupus and take a immune suppressing drug.
    You bet I wear a mask and wipe down every inch of the seat and tray.It also helps with personnal space,nobody wants to be near you.
     
  4. momrids6

    momrids6 JUSTICE FOR JENNIFER

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    I don't care what they call it- I don't want it....
     
  5. txsvicki

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    Yes, but isn't airplane air recycled? I wouldn't trust it even with a mask. Maybe with a cold, but not this kind of bug.
     
  6. cuffem

    cuffem Well-Known Member

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    Oh! Please don't make my paranoia worse than it is.Sitting beside me and behind me were 3 Asian ladies and they coughed during the entire flight.
     
  7. Sigh Sister

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    I read somewhere that it 50/50 fresh and recycled. Still......
     
  8. Suthrnqt

    Suthrnqt Verified Luddite

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    So, in the Middle East, camel is eaten. Wow, things I learn on WS.
     
  9. Sigh Sister

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    Some drink the milk and urine as well.

    The WHO says people who are at high risk of severe illness if they catch MERS should not have contact with camels, should only consume well-cooked camel meat and pasteurized camel milk and should not drink camel urine, believed by some to have medicinal qualities.


    Read more: http://www.ctvnews.ca/health/who-wa...-rising-mers-concerns-1.1815947#ixzz31bE6Fugk
     
  10. Sigh Sister

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    "Fifteen hospital workers at Dr. Phillips Hospital and another five employees at Orlando Regional Medical Center were being monitored at home for fever, chills and muscle aches, said Dr. Antonio Crespo, an official with the hospital system."

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    "Two workers at Dr. Phillips Hospital, who were not identified, have shown flu-like symptoms recent days. One of them was sent home, and the other has been hospitalized in isolation. Both are awaiting test results that could come later this week. Crespo said MERS has been shown to have a 14-day incubation period."

    http://www.floridatoday.com/story/l...sults-after-contact-with-second-case/9040391/
     
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    Note to self..

    #1 forget I read about drinking camel urine....


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  12. Sigh Sister

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    http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/05/14/us-usa-health-mers-hospital-idUSKBN0DU06520140514

    "The second U.S. patient to be diagnosed with the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) spent at least four hours in the public waiting room of a busy Florida emergency department before he was seen by a doctor, a hospital official said.

    Almost eight more hours passed before staff at Orlando's Dr. P. Phillips Hospital determined the patient had traveled from Saudi Arabia, where he worked at a hospital, began to suspect his exposure to MERS and had him moved to an isolation room, the hospital's chief quality control officer said."

    I guess he didn't have the sense to let them know immediately after all. Sigh....
     
  13. Elley Mae

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    Thanks for the link Sigh Sister

    snipped from link

    Almost eight more hours passed before staff at Orlando's Dr. P. Phillips Hospital determined the patient had traveled from Saudi Arabia, where he worked at a hospital, began to suspect his exposure to MERS and had him moved to an isolation room, the hospital's chief quality control officer said.

    bbm It would seem that this person got it from another person and not the source.

    snipped

    The possibility that the illness, which has no known treatment, was spreading raised new concerns about the ability of global health officials to contain it.

    bbm No known treatment that the public knows of.


    http://www.hstoday.us/single-articl...n-vitro/24a4386792d872dc05b822d29d137fc4.html

    Hemispherx Biopharma announced that one of its advanced stage biological products, Alferon N, significantly inhibited the replication of the MERS virus in
    vitro. MERS-CoV is a recently emerged human coronavirus responsible for the
    lethal pulmonary syndrome known as MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome).
     
  14. Sigh Sister

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    http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/...di-arabia-illinois-indiana-infection/9217731/

    "The new case was discovered in an Illinois man who had contact with the nation's first MERS case, an Indiana man who contracted the virus in Saudi Arabia."

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    "The Illinois man had two business meetings with the Indiana patient shortly before the Indiana patient was identified as having MERS, CDC officials said.

    The longest of those meetings was for 40 minutes, said Swerdlow. It involved "face-to-face, close contact, within 6 feet, for over 30 to 40 minutes," said Swerdlow. The two men shook hands, he said."
     
  15. Sigh Sister

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    Just wanted to add that the new case is asymptomatic.
     
  16. mysteriew

    mysteriew A diamond in process

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    Don't you just love it? They were exposed to a contagious illness at work. So they were sent home to be isolated with their spouse and children.
     
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  18. Sigh Sister

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    Something to keep an eye on.

    https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum...l-cases-now-36-including-3-deaths-june-4-2015

    The initial patient had traveled to the Middle East for work. There is now a total of 36 cases and 3 deaths. Six of them are tertiary cases meaning they contracted it from a patient who contracted it from the initial patient. There is concern that the virus may have mutated making it more easily transmitted. Some reports I have read have called the initial patient a "super spreader" and one report that I read stated that an additional patient may also be a "super spreader".
     
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