SARS-like virus kills two in Saudi Arabia, Qatar

by Emily Senger

The World Health Organization is raising alarm after a virus similar to SARS has now killed two people in Saudi Arabia and Qatar, says a report from Reuters.

An update posted by the WHO Friday says that novel coronavirus, which was originally identified in September, has now killed one additional man in Qatar and has infected three additional people in Saudi Arabia.

The 49-year-old man who died in Qatar had travelled to Saudi Arabia before he got sick, says Reuters.

Friday’s statement from the WHO says there are probably more cases of novel coronavirus than have been reported.

“Until more information is available, it is prudent to consider that the virus is likely more widely distributed than just the two countries which have identified cases,” it says.




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SARS-like virus kills two in Saudi Arabia, Qatar

  1. Vaccines for hepatitis B were distributed by the World Health Organization and developed by Litton Bionetics in Uganda during the reign of Idi Amin.

    They were also developing biological warfare agents at the same time.

    The vaccines were distributed in two populations: Africa and in the New York homosexual population, places where AIDS first became established. AIDS has bovine leukemia and visna virus for its parents.

    Draw your own conclusions about deliberate or accidental on AIDS.

  2. Hey guys you are way behind on this one! Saudi SARS started with the index case last June – a Saudi man in his 60s and all but two of the six known cases have been Saudis. Interestingly these are samples tested in the Netherlands and no females have been affected yet! (Or so the Saudis would have us believe…) Private medicine in Great Britain were foolish enough to accept a wealthy Qatari man into a London hospital whose family flew him in – but hey they got to beat Ron Fourchier and were the first to sequence the new virus’s genome! This coronavirus is most similar to one found in bats apparently but if it was circulating during the Hajj (and the only worrying report was in the Egyptian Independent that had 43 deaths clustering with chest/respiratory problems and a lot of dialysis needed…) then it is already all over the world carried by the ‘pilgrims’. Some are of the opinion that the Saudis see this as God’s plague on the West – let’s hope God is with us and we dodge this bullet!

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