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GetCocky11
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New virus in China: # of cases triple over the weekend, looks to be similar to SARS
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There are now more than 200 cases, mostly in Wuhan, though the respiratory illness has also been detected in Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen.

Three people have died. Japan, Thailand and South Korea have reported cases.

Health officials have identified the infection, which first appeared in Wuhan in December, as a strain of coronavirus. They say it has led to an outbreak of viral pneumonia, but much about it remains unknown.

Although the outbreak is believed to have originated from a market, officials and scientists are yet to determine exactly how it has been spreading.


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What we know about the virus

2019-nCoV, as it's been labelled, is understood to be a new strain of coronavirus that has not previously been identified in humans

Coronaviruses are a broad family of viruses, but only six (the new one would make it seven) are known to infect people

Scientists believe an animal source is "the most likely primary source" but that some human-to-human transmission has occurred

Signs of infection include respiratory symptoms, fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties
People are being advised to avoid "unprotected" contact with live animals, thoroughly cook meat and eggs, and avoid close contact with anyone with cold or flu-like symptoms


Lunar New Year is coming up as well, big travel time in China.


The Pirate King
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re: New virus in China: # of cases triple over the weekend, looks to be similar to SARS
Saw this. Just what the world needs.


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Apollyon
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re: New virus in China: # of cases triple over the weekend, looks to be similar to SARS
This is how the zombie apocalypse begins


lsunurse
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re: New virus in China: # of cases triple over the weekend, looks to be similar to SARS
CDC has already deployed teams to conduct screenings of all flights coming from China at at least 3 major U.S. airports.


Nado Jenkins83
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re: New virus in China: # of cases triple over the weekend, looks to be similar to SARS
Only 3?


Cosmo
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re: New virus in China: # of cases triple over the weekend, looks to be similar to SARS
The regular flu has already killed hundreds in this country this year

But the media has a thing for exotic virus fear mongering.


PrimeTime Money
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re: New virus in China: # of cases triple over the weekend, looks to be similar to SARS
Why does this kind of stuff always seem to originate in China?


rondo
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re: New virus in China: # of cases triple over the weekend, looks to be similar to SARS
Glad I just bought stock in paper masks.


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Oilfieldbiology
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re: New virus in China: # of cases triple over the weekend, looks to be similar to SARS
Time to quarantine China


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TH03
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re: New virus in China: # of cases triple over the weekend, looks to be similar to SARS
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Why does this kind of stuff always seem to originate in China?


Idiots don't know the best path is to start in India and stay under the radar. Save up points and go full throttle once Greenland and Morocco are finally infected.


dirtytigers
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re: New virus in China: # of cases triple over the weekend, looks to be similar to SARS
Probably because they have over a billion people, and enough of a media influence to have reports on it. I'm sure other countries have viruses that spread, but are "contained" becuase there is no media reports or much travel at all.


GetCocky11
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Member since Oct 2012
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re: New virus in China: # of cases triple over the weekend, looks to be similar to SARS
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But the media has a thing for exotic virus fear mongering.


Remember this website during the Ebola thing? Those threads were insane.


ForeverLSU02
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re: New virus in China: # of cases triple over the weekend, looks to be similar to SARS
This is one way to combat global warming. Wipe out some of China and India


Displaced
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re: New virus in China: # of cases triple over the weekend, looks to be similar to SARS
He probably just forgot to devolve the mutation that got it noticed

No biggie.


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kywildcatfanone
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re: New virus in China: # of cases triple over the weekend, looks to be similar to SARS
We need more than one wall apparently.


lsunurse
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re: New virus in China: # of cases triple over the weekend, looks to be similar to SARS
Those are the 3 airports that receive the vast majority of flights from Wuhan

San Francisco (SFO), JFK, and LAX


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TheIrishFro
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re: New virus in China: # of cases triple over the weekend, looks to be similar to SARS
density, lack of regulations, and how the Chinese handle their meat products.

A lot of meat markets in China have a mixture of living and dead animals. You show up and choose the living animal to get killed in front of you. Bringing these live animals from surrounding areas into one markets allows the disease to travel between animals quickly. Their infected fecal matter travels onto the meat or just directly to the people in that market. People get infected from it and due to China's density, it travels very quickly through society.


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NewIberiaHaircut
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re: New virus in China: # of cases triple over the weekend, looks to be similar to SARS
The only thing the Chinese can come up with on their own is new viruses and fireworks.


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Champagne
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re: New virus in China: # of cases triple over the weekend, looks to be similar to SARS
We can be secure in the knowledge that The Government of the United States of America is completely unified and committed to the safety and security of We the People of the USA, and that, in furtherance of this objective, the international borders of the USA are hermetically sealed to prevent infected persons from arriving here.

Your Government is committed to keeping you safe.



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UnitedFruitCompany
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re: New virus in China: # of cases triple over the weekend, looks to be similar to SARS
Hey doctors of the OT:

how many of you baws studied infectious diseases and used a Rhinoceros holding a corona as a nice way to remember what family of viruses these are? lol.



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