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New Deadly Virus Emerging from Middle East

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by Kim Little, Mar 7, 2013.

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  1. Kim Little

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    LONDON (Reuters) - The emergence of a deadly virus previously unseen in humans that has already killed half those known to be infected requires speedy scientific detective work to figure out its potential.

    Experts in virology and infectious diseases say that while they already have unprecedented detail about the genetics and capabilities of the novel coronavirus, or NCoV, what worries them more is what they don't know.

    The virus, which belongs to the same family as viruses that cause the common cold and the one that caused Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), emerged in the Middle East last year and has so far killed seven of the 13 people it is known to have infected worldwide.

    Of those, six have been in Saudi Arabia, two in Jordan, and others in Britain and Germany linked to travel in the Middle East or to family clusters.
     
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    a little more to the story
     
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    Kim- In yesterdays WSJ, on page A6, there is an article about a new virus, that is in USA hospitals. It is called 'CRE'- carbapenem-resistant enterobacteraceae. Thegerms kill up to half of the patients who get the bloodstream infections from them. It is not as widespread as MRSA Staph.

    Maybe someone smarter than I can figure a way to pull this up. Charlie Henderson
     
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