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Camels Could Be the Source of Mers Coronavirus

46 people have died so far

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Dromedary camels could be responsible for passing to humans the deadly Mers coronavirus that emerged last year, research suggests.

Tests have shown the Mers (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome) virus, or one that is very closely related, has been circulating in the animals, offering a potential route for the spread.

The study is published in the journal Lancet Infectious Diseases.

But the scientists say more research is needed to confirm the findings.

The Mers coronavirus first emerged in the Middle East last year. So far, there have been 94 confirmed cases and 46 deaths.

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  1. Somehow, this is all Bush’s fault.

  2. Nah… It’s Hillary-Bob and all the other Middle-Eastern and Democratic camel-humpers that gave the bio-cooties that little “bridge” to the human world! If only the NSA could protect us from the camels and camel-humpers, rather than spying on us all day… This is now a whole new spin on “I’d (street)-walk a mile for a camel!”… Also… Would someone… The NSA?!?!… PLEASE teach the Middle-Easterners the difference between “camels” and “camel-toe” and what to do with each of them?!?!?

    1. Why do you think they call them “one-humped” camels?
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      Oh,you mean the dromedaries!

      1. Q: Why do they call camels “ships of the desert”?
        A: Because they’re full of Iranian Sea-Men!

      2. Hey Free or Diet… So what are you implying here? That Bactrian camels are generally more “slutty” than dromedaries? Or are the Bactrian camels merely more willing to get into a threesome? I have just GOT to know, especially on the behalf of my Middle Eastern friends, ’cause, well, man, you know, we are living in the days when “men are men, and camels are afraid”!

  3. Mr. Santorum tried to warn us against all that camel-fucking! Now God’s wrath has come down upon us…

    1. Oh, come ON now, that’s a gross over-simplification! Mr. Santorum warned us against, not just PLAIN old everyday camel-fucking, he warned us against camel-fucking that has not been blessed by a little-boy-molesting High and Holy Catholic Priest! Most of all, though, he warned us against libertine, libertarian, atheist, agnostic, and un-Christian camel-fucking! And Catholics aren’t even as holy as us Scienfoologists either, even, yet, see http://www.churchofsqrls.com/ ? Although I do shame-facedly hang my head low and admit we Scienfoologists are not quite as Holy as these folks here are, see http://www.landoverbaptist.com ?

  4. 46 deaths, pffft. 7,000,000,000 minus 46 equals no need to panic. Plenty of human idiots left in the inventory.

    1. 46 is barely a decent score for a Baghdad car bombing.

    2. 46 deaths, pffft. 7,000,000,000 minus 46 equals no need to panic.

      For all the worrying about “overpopulation,” the same people sure get bent out of shape when something comes along that might help “correct” it.

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