Researchers Say Camels “Almost Certainly” the Source of Deadly SARS-Like Virus
Researchers are convinced camels are almost certainly the source of a deadly SARS-like condition that is spreading across the Middle East.
Maybe it’s time to ban drinking camel pi$$.
The Daily Mail reported:
Camels are being blamed as the source of the deadly MERS virus, a SARS-like condition which is spreading through the Middle East.
Researchers have warned it is not advisable to come into close contact with the animals, especially sick camels, as most are infected with the same strain of the virus as humans.
MERS, which stands for Middle East Respiratory Syndrome has already infected 345 people in Saudi Arabia since it was identified two years ago.
There has been further concern over the spread of the virus as Saudi Arabia has reported more cases over the weekend, taking the reported number of deaths to 100.
Symptoms include fever, pneumonia and sometimes kidney failure, with a third of all sufferers eventually being killed by the virus.