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Put focus on MERS threat

May 7, 2014

Several years ago, the book and resultant movie “Outbreak” sparked some public interest in diseases that spread like wildfire and are virtually impossible to treat....

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MrBoB51

May-09-14 5:33 AM

Yup, it was a good touche Hill.

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Hilltopper

May-08-14 8:12 PM

No Druggy, I caught BoB's quip and my reply went over your head. FYI Arak is the poison of choice in the Middle East. Drink enough and you'll be seeing two humps on your dromedary

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MrBoB51

May-08-14 10:50 AM

Thanks drugs, I got the 2 mixed up.

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drugsrus

May-08-14 10:41 AM

I don't think so. Knight separated from KORKAY long before KORKAY closed. I believe KORKAY is still alive in the mid west.

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MrBoB51

May-08-14 8:46 AM

Good point drugs. I do, however, use an antibacterial hand cleaner when preparing chicken, pork and a few other things in the kitchen to avoid the possibility of food poisoning. Wasn't GO-JO a product of Knight Industries in Broadalbin before they became Spray-Nine?

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MrBoB51

May-08-14 8:34 AM

Not me hill, I stayed away from Camels because I heard they had an awful taste.

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drugsrus

May-07-14 7:42 PM

that's funny BoB, that one went over your head Hill. But to the issue - IF the population of this country had not become a bunch of germophobes the problem wouldn't be as severe. Just like the anti-virus program for your computer, your immune system needs practice to be useful. It's kind of sad how GO-JO(s) (the old waterless hand cleaner)best selling product today is Purel which has gotten to be like American Express --don't leave home without it

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Hilltopper

May-07-14 5:11 PM

BoB: Since you are an advocate for smokers' rights I would bet that in the past you have walked a mile for a Camel.

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MrBoB51

May-07-14 4:18 PM

Hey, two jugs of wine and a couple of Camels just might be a cultural thing. Be tolerant, after all, we've got e-cigs to fret about.

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Annarondac

May-07-14 2:27 PM

This editorial is off base. 70% of the people that have MERS live. There is no vaccine, there is no cure, and there is no need for government funding of a non-issue disease. One person in the US has MERS. MERS is hard to contract and it has not spread fast from the Middle East. The research does not support that it came from Camels, although it could have. MERS is similar to the SARS virus, but at this point the genes have not mutated in the virus so it is highly unlikely anyone here will get the disease. Public hysteria is not needed. Just be aware that it is out there, and don't kiss any camels if the science points to camels as a source.

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