More information on the hantaviruses! We should really pay attention to this.
And now, the latest bulletin from the World Health Organization, dated November 4, states that the latest patient to die of the disease, a 56-year-old woman who became ill on October 26 and died on October 30, "had no contact with animals, but had contact with a previously laboratory confirmed case".
The report continues: "Globally, from September 2012 to date, WHO has been informed of a total of 150 laboratory-confirmed cases of infection with MERS-CoV, including 64 deaths". That is a death rate of 42.6%, making it one of the most deadly viruses ever to have appeared. Spanish Influenza (1918-1920), which killed between 3 and 5 per cent of the world's population, had a mortality rate of 20 per cent at worst.
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160 laboratory-confirmed cases of MERS-CoV (Middle East respiratory Syndrome-coronavirus), 68 deaths, apart from the other cases (and deaths) which have not been confirmed by laboratories. Once again the epicenter is Saudi Arabia and once again the World Health Organization suggests "vigilance" (stand back and watch it spread).
Stand back and watch it spread, stand back and wait until it is a pandemic and then the pharmaceutical lobbies pulling the strings can swing into action, rub their hands in glee and sell what they describe as "products". That appears to be the policy of the World Health Organization which to date has not said anything about stopping pilgrims travelling to Mecca.
The latest victims yet again all have links to Saudi Arabia: three laboratory-confirmed cases have been reported by the WHO, namely a woman with 73 years of age, who fell ill on November 12, was hospitalized on November 14 and died on November 18; a sixty-five-year-old man who became ill on November 4 and was hospitalized on November 14 and the third, a man (37) who became ill on November 9, was hospitalized on November 13 and died on November 18.
"None of the three patients had exposure to animals or contact to a previously laboratory-confirmed case with MERS-CoV", claims the World Health Organization. Conclusion: the transmission mechanism of the virus is still unknown, a virus with a mortality rate of 42.6%. On November 4, another bulletin referred that a 56-year-old woman who became ill on October 26 and died on October 30, "had no contact with animals, but had contact with a previously laboratory confirmed case". In August a man, 38, from Hafar-al-Batin, Saudi Arabia, died nine days after contracting the disease, while "Two of his family members are also infected (a 16-year-old boy and a 7-year-old girl)".