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WHO: Basic Hygiene Can
Help Prevent MERS Spread

Associated Press, by Staff

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Posted By:Scottyboy, 7/10/2014 7:53:49 AM

A World Health Organization official on Thursday urged millions of Muslims making the pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia, to exercise basic hygiene as mass gatherings pose risks of spreading the Middle East respiratory syndrome. The U.N. agency has recorded 827 cases of MERS and 287 deaths, mostly in Saudi Arabia. The virus is believed primarily acquired through contact with camels and spread among humans through body fluids and droplets. Hand washing and keeping away from coughing people are simple ways to prevent the virus´ spread, said Mark Jacobs, WHO Western Pacific region director for communicable diseases. He said there´s a low chance of

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A multitude of Muslims, unwashed hands and contact with camels. . . . what could go wrong ?

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: bpl40, 7/10/2014 8:13:33 AM     (No. 9918026)

"Contact with camels" is a core part of the religion. Can´t do without that.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Refried, 7/10/2014 8:30:07 AM     (No. 9918053)

Good luck with that! Most of their hand cleaning is done in the dirt. And thats after using their left hand as toilet paper.


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Reply 3 - Posted by: Axeman, 7/10/2014 8:34:03 AM     (No. 9918058)

There is nothing wrong with basic hygiene. Any infected scratch or wound might contain MERS. Coughing, not so much.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: varkdriver, 7/10/2014 11:06:40 AM     (No. 9918279)

From a previous post of mine:

"Usually, the men just use it to ride into town..."

Would you walk a mile for a camel?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 7/11/2014 1:09:11 AM     (No. 9919316)

How about those goats ?

Never got past the ´potty rag´

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