Black Friday 2014 Ads, Sales and Deals. Alert: Major Black Friday 2014 Sales are Live!
Menu
The Top 25 Walmart Black Friday 2014 Deals

The Top 25 Walmart Black Friday 2014 Deals

$3.99 Blu-ray Deals now also in Amazon Black Friday 2014 Sale

$3.99 Blu-ray Deals Matched in Amazon Black Friday 2014 Sale

Apple Black Friday 2014 Sale to include Beats Gift Card Deals

Apple Black Friday 2014 Sale to include Beats Gift Card Deals

Top 25 Best Buy Black Friday 2014 Deals

Top 25 Best Buy Black Friday 2014 Deals

What Time do Stores Open on Black Friday?

What Time do Stores Open on Black Friday?

MERS Virus is on the Rampage

May 17 2014, 6:33am CDT | by , in News | Other Stuff

MERS Virus is on the Rampage
Getty Images
 
 

The MERS virus is on the rampage. While it began in the Middle East, now it has spread all that way to the Netherlands.


The Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) virus began in the region two years ago. Today, it has spread in many other countries as well. Scientists and experts have put two and two together in their relentless efforts to learn what exactly causes the virus to spread in humans and how it is transferred from one person to another. It is a mystery alright. 

Over 500 people have become infected by this strange disease on a worldwide level. Almost one-third of these have tragically died. Something must be done to stop this virus from spreading. There are two cases in the United States as well. 

The virus may be compared with the flu virus which has similar properties. But there are fundamental differences as well. Both cause problems with respiration. The MERS virus comes from a larger family of viruses though. And it is often found in animals as well. 

"MERS-CoV, at the moment, is not readily transmissible, except in very distinctive circumstances. The most important of which is in the healthcare environment, where the health care providers have very close, prolonged contact with the patients," said Dr. William Schaffner, a professor of preventive medicine and infectious diseases at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee.

The common cold and SARS virus are other examples of vectors that may harm human beings. And while the first one of these is relatively harmless the second one is deadly. 

MERS virus does not pass on from one individual to another with the same rapidity as influenza. And while the flu has various degrees of intensity in its symptoms, the MERS virus is always very extreme in its effects on the health of human beings. 

"Influenza has a death rate of 1 percent, whereas at the moment, what we know about MERS is that death rate is about 30 percent. But 1 percent death rate is very high for an infection that affects many people," Schaffner told LiveScience.

The time flu takes to incubate is also longer in case of MERS virus. And the most worrisome trend is the high death rate from MERS. This is a cause of much anxiety like the AIDS epidemic in the 80s and 90s. 

 

"On average in the United States, each seasonal influenza produces about 200,000 hospitalizations, and about 36,000 deaths. This is very different than what we have with MERS at the moment," Schaffner said.

And while the flu often occurs in children, MERS attacks the elderly and middle aged people. It is hoped that scientists may come up with a vaccine or cure soon.        

Black Friday 2014 Deals

Amazon Black Friday Deals Week
Walmart Black Friday Deals and Ads
Best Buy Black Friday Deals and Ads
Target Black Friday Deals and Ads
Apple Black Friday Deals and Ads
Sears Black Friday Deals and Ads
Dell Black Friday Deals and Ads
NewEgg Black Friday Deals and Ads
Kmart Black Friday Deals and Ads
 

Read the Latest

Barnes & Noble Black Friday 2014 Sale announced

Barnes & Noble Black Friday 2014 Sale announced Barnes & Noble Black Friday 2014 sale includes 500,000 Books signed by more than 100 authors.

10 minutes ago

Hanley Ramirez is Set to Come Back to his Teenage Team

Hanley Ramirez is Set to Come Back to his Teenage Team Hanley is very close to signing for the Red Sox and the fans will love this deal to happen as they are once again going...

17 minutes ago

Into the Woods wows the Audience into Oscar Anticipation

Into the Woods wows the Audience into Oscar Anticipation Into the Woods gets double screening and wows the audience into Oscar anticipation. The cast and directing crew...

24 minutes ago

T-Mobile is excited to announce its Nexus 6 has no branding or bloat

T-Mobile is excited to announce its Nexus 6 has no branding or bloat While AT&T has gotten all warm and cuddly with the new Nexus 6, T-Mobile is openly proclaiming its right to be out-...

53 minutes ago

Bill Cosby faces New Challenge as a Man also joins Accusing Women Gang

Bill Cosby faces New Challenge as a Man also joins Accusing Women Gang The comedian, Bill Cosby faces a new challenge as the accusing women have ganged up on him and in fact plan to bring a...

1 hour ago

I4U news

Google to launch Time Square's largest interactive billboard ever The record-setting billboard measures 77.69 feet by 329.65 feet.

1 hour ago

Marshawn Lynch's Answer to Media: Yeah

Marshawn Lynch just says Yeah in Post Game Interview Seems like the only word he knows is ‘Yeah’.

1 hour ago

Top 10 Kmart Black Friday 2014 Deals

Top 10 Kmart Black Friday 2014 Deals The Kmart Black Friday 2014 ad features a lot of deals. We identified the Top 10 Kmart Black Friday 2014 Deals that you...

1 hour ago

New Malware Used for Surveillance in 10 Countries

New Malware Used for Surveillance in 10 Countries The malware also targeted the telecommunications and hospitality industries

1 hour ago

Sting will try to rescue The Last Ship

Sting will try to rescue The Last Ship The mega rock star Sting, is to salvage his Broadway musical titled The Last Ship by appearing in it himself.

1 hour ago

Top 10 Sears Black Friday 2014 Deals

Top 10 Sears Black Friday 2014 Deals The Sears Black Friday 2014 Ad is a 64-page thick book of deals. We boiled it down to the Top 10 Sears Black Friday...

1 hour ago

Galaxy S5 sold 40 percent fewer units than Samsung predicted

Galaxy S5 sold 40 percent fewer units than Samsung predicted Phones said to "pile up in warehouses"

1 hour ago

Top 25 Target Black Friday 2014 Deals

Top 25 Target Black Friday 2014 Deals The Target Black Friday 2014 Sale features lots of great Black Friday deals. Find below the best 25 Target Black Friday...

2 hours ago

#RHOA is Trending because Apollo Nida hates Phaedra Parks

#RHOA is Trending because Apollo Nida hates Phaedra Parks November 23rd episode of The Real House Wives of Atlanta saw many developments. But the main thing is Apollo Nida'...

2 hours ago

Katy Perry will sing at the 2015 Super Bowl Halftime Show

Katy Perry will sing at the 2015 Super Bowl Halftime Show The pop star, Katy Perry will be singing for the halftime show at the Pepsi Super Bowl.

3 hours ago

Walmart Black Friday 2014 Pre Sale offers new 1-Day Deals

Walmart Black Friday 2014 Pre Sale offers new 1-Day Deals The Walmart Black Friday 2014 sale added new special red 1-Day deals today

3 hours ago

#JLoAMAs Top Tweet in Yankee Land as Jenny and Iggy strut their Butts

#JLoAMAs Top Tweet in Yankee Land as Jenny and Iggy strut their Butts The #JLoAMAs is the top tweet in Yankee Land (the USA) as Jenny from the Block and Iggy strutted their butts onstage to...

3 hours ago

Apple donates Portion of Apple Black Friday and Cyber Monday Sales to Fight AIDS

Apple donates Portion of Apple Black Friday and Cyber Monday Sales to Fight AIDS Apple announced today a big charity push in support of project (RED).

3 hours ago

H&M Black Friday 2014 Sale is Live

H&M Black Friday 2014 Sale is Live The H&M Black Friday 2014 Sale has launched online with deals starting at $4.95.

4 hours ago

Apple to donate a part of Cyber Monday and Black Friday Sales to fight AIDS

Apple to donate a part of Cyber Monday and Black Friday Sales to fight AIDS Apple is planning to donate a portion of the world two biggest shopping day’s sales to Global Funds to Fight AIDS.

4 hours ago

AMAs 2014 present a Wide Variety of Performances

AMAs 2014 present a Wide Variety of Performances The American Music Awards 2014 took place and they presented a wide variety of performances.

4 hours ago

Black Friday 2014 Deals Week on Amazon UK starts 11/24

Amazon UK Black Friday 2014 Deals Week is Live The Amazon UK Black Friday 2014 Deals Week has launched. The first Black Friday deals in the UK are on sale now.

4 hours ago

Comments

blog comments powered by Disqus