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The Armageddon virus: Why
experts fear a disease
that leaps from animals to
humans could devastate mankind
in the next five years

Daily Mail (UK), by John Naish

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Posted By:JoniTx, 10/15/2012 11:57:25 AM

The symptoms appear suddenly with a headache, high fever, joint pain, stomach pain and vomiting. As the illness progresses, patients can develop large areas of bruising and uncontrolled bleeding. In at least 30  per cent of cases, Crimean-Congo Viral Hemorrhagic Fever is fatal. And so it proved this month when a 38-year-old garage owner from Glasgow, who had been to his brother’s wedding in Afghanistan, became the UK’s first confirmed victim of the tick-borne viral illness when he died at the high-security infectious disease unit at London’s Royal Free Hospital. It is a disease widespread

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Northcross, 10/15/2012 11:59:28 AM     (No. 8934440)

Hopefully all of these "experts" will be exposed as fear-mongering frauds when this fails to occur.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: bassman, 10/15/2012 12:15:59 PM     (No. 8934491)

I'm afriad this has already happened. They're called Democrats.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: stablemoney, 10/15/2012 12:19:37 PM     (No. 8934501)

Global warming aka climate change, now viruses. Everything is going to kill us but those friendly Arabs.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: JAN, 10/15/2012 12:35:15 PM     (No. 8934539)

If Obamao doesn't get us first.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: southernboy, 10/15/2012 12:36:19 PM     (No. 8934543)

Line up for your mandatory vaccinations at your nearest Walgreen's.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: plex, 10/15/2012 12:51:29 PM     (No. 8934597)

I would not be so cavalier. SARS, Ebola, etc. are very real and there are many others. Humans are likely to be only a few mutations away from extinction.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: MattMusson, 10/15/2012 12:52:56 PM     (No. 8934601)

Swine Flu
Killer Bees
Sugar Sugar by the Archies


Humanity has survived these plagues. They can survive a few more.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Johnny Angle, 10/15/2012 12:54:52 PM     (No. 8934608)

Maybe mankind can survive a few more plagues, but the Black Death and the 1918 Influenza Epidemic were not pretty.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: WestCoast, 10/15/2012 1:07:16 PM     (No. 8934636)

sorry, I'm too worried about the 5 mile diameter asteroid on its way here. Besides, I've lived through a lot of imminent catastrophes since the 1950s. They always seem to provide work for a few 'scientists' and journalists and then never come to fruition.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: curious1, 10/15/2012 1:11:21 PM     (No. 8934652)

Well, God said the world would end in fire - so I expect the sun to go nova without warning. Or it will go into its red giant phase and poof goes the earth in a few billion years.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: postaway, 10/15/2012 1:18:14 PM     (No. 8934687)

#8, hilarious! I wonder what PR firm got the author to write this so their clients could get money

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Reply 12 - Posted by: postaway, 10/15/2012 1:18:57 PM     (No. 8934690)

(cont'd) research.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: msts, 10/15/2012 2:13:00 PM     (No. 8934851)

Will we need to kill all animals as a precaution?

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Reply 14 - Posted by: NuGoddess, 10/15/2012 2:26:13 PM     (No. 8934878)

I suggest they beta-test any of these viruses on Bill Maher.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Lawsy0, 10/15/2012 2:34:36 PM     (No. 8934898)

Did you see Outbreak in 1995?

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Jimjr, 10/15/2012 2:35:14 PM     (No. 8934900)

There are 2 reasons why we hear about "new" diseases.

1. We now have a very good global communications network. 20 years ago, some one would die from some illness, be buried and no one out side of their village would know about it. Now if some one in Hong Kong coughs, the whole world is alerted in 5 minutes.

2. It is now possible to travel literally anywhere in the world in 48 hours. Which is how someone died in Scotland from an obscure Afghan tick-borne virus. A person dying from that virus in Afghanistan is probably not front-page news, in Afghanistan.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: deepthinker, 10/15/2012 3:23:50 PM     (No. 8935041)

Possibly another good reason not to let yourself be herded aboard "public transit". I feel like Adrian Monk, aching for a sanitizing wipe, every time I need to grasp the metal bars on the bus, to prevent falling.

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