Monday, June 3, 2013

Deadly Mers virus 'threat to entire world'

Dr Margaret Chan, director-general of the World Health Organisation, did not mince her words.

The deadly Sars-like virus that has spread in recent months from the Middle East to Germany, France and the UK, killing more than half of those it has infected, is a "threat to the entire world".

Since it emerged in Saudi Arabia in September last year, the new virus has spread to 50 people in eight countries and claimed 33 lives.

Saudi Arabia said last night that three more people had died.

Addressing the World Health Assembly in Geneva last week, Chan said: "We understand too little about this virus when viewed against the magnitude of its potential threat. Any new disease that is emerging faster than our understanding is never under control.

"These are alarm bells and we must respond."

Her words recall the panic that gripped the world when Sars - severe acute respiratory syndrome - appeared in 2003 and swept around the globe, infecting more than 8000 people and causing 800 deaths.
The WHO has called the new illness Mers - Middle East respiratory syndrome - reflecting its geographical origins.

So far Mers has proved less infectious than Sars - but for how long?

The new illness is caused, as Sars was, by a coronavirus, the agent responsible for most common colds. Mers causes fever, pneumonia and breathing difficulties.

The worst-affected victims drown in their own secretions. Two of the three people who fell victim in the UK had to be treated on a machine that extracted blood from their body and oxygenated it artificially, to give their hearts and lungs a chance to recover.
All the known cases have occurred among patients with multiple health problems and low immunity.
The virus has spread only within hospitals and health centres or among families where there has been close contact.

There is, says the WHO, "no evidence of sustained human-to-human transmission".


Sunday, June 2, 2013

THROWBACK: Zombie Attack on China

Subway Biting Attack In China: Retired Teacher Apparently Gnaws On Younger Man (GRAPHIC VIDEO)

A retired teacher in Guangzhou, China allegedly brutally attacked a younger man in a squabble over a subway seat on Monday, repeatedly biting him until both men were covered in blood.

The incident was caught on tape by a female passenger, who uploaded the clip to Chinese website Sina Weibo, China Daily reports.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

US weapons designs hacked by Chinese: report

WASHINGTON - US officials and defense firms have concluded that Chinese hackers have breached networks containing designs of many advanced US weapons systems, the Washington Post reported Tuesday.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Oklahoma tornado victims astounded at how they survived

(Reuters) - Tornado survivors thanked God, sturdy closets and luck in explaining how they lived through the colossal twister that devastated an Oklahoma town and killed 24 people, an astonishingly low toll given the extent of destruction.

At least one family took refuge in a bathtub and some people shut themselves in underground shelters built into their houses when the powerful storm tore through the Oklahoma City suburb of Moore on Monday.

Friday, May 17, 2013

Starting Up Your Disaster Preparedness Checklist

We all know that disasters are often unseen and therefore people say that they are not always ready for the disaster that could come.

With that in mind, it is first necessary to know why one must start his own Disaster Preparedness Checklist and why one must get into the details of preparing the checklist.

Why do you need to have your Disaster Preparedness Checklist?

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

72 Hour Suvival Kit Necessities

When it comes to survival, nothing is a joke.  When it comes to getting ahead of things, nothing should be worth being taken for granted.  When it comes to your family, you should take everything that you need and do what you can to save your family.

With that in mind, what are the things that should always be put in your 72 hour kit?  What should one always look at in order to fully be prepared for anything that could happen?
Getting Started with Your 72 Hour Kit

What are the things that you should do to get started with your 72 hour kit?

Monday, May 13, 2013

Preparing and Buying the Survival Gear List You Need

Surviving a disaster is one of the most life changing events that one can experience in his lifetime.  However, survival is not an option when one is not prepared to face a pending disaster.

There are things that you can count on when danger comes.  There are things that you should have in order to survive and these are the very things that will help you survive and will help you get out of what you think you cannot get out of.

Hence, it is time that you get your money flowing towards some survival gear list.  It is time that you check out what is right and make sure that you will prepare the things that you need.
What is a survival gear list?

A survival gear list is a list of the things that you need to survive not only those that you should intake but those that would physically protect you from outside problems that may cause some physical harm.
What should be in your survival gear list?

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Disaster Preparedness Checklist

Have you always been so obsessive compulsive?  Do you want to make sure that you address everything that you need in case a disaster strikes?  Do you want to make sure that you check out everything that you need without losing any potential thing that you need to survive?  Then you need a disaster preparedness checklist.

The Disaster preparedness checklist is a checklist of things that you need should you face a disaster.  It is a list of the things that you would want to have in care you are stuck inside your homes or you need some supplies but the convenience store or the grocery store is closed.

With that, what are the things that should be in your disaster preparedness checklist?  What are the things that you should always have in order to make sure that you protect your family from harm and all other dangerous things that could happen before, after or even while a disaster is happening?  Read below to find the things that should be on your disaster preparedness checklist.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Apocalypse Survival Guide

The year 2012 is said to be the end of the world.  However, since it is now almost a quarter after the presumed end of the world, people is slacking around their preparations and are no longer preparing for the apocalypse.

Fact is that there are a lot more disasters that can come and could happen.   Fact is that there are more problems that one should prepare for.  Fact is that even today an Apocalypse Survival Guide is necessary to make sure that one survives what impending doom and disaster may come.

With that in mind, the Apocalypse Survival Guide should be the first thing that one should check.  An Apocalypse Survival Guide is a guide and a checklist of the things necessary for one to survive.  What is included in the Apocalypse Survival Guide?

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Survival Checklist

Disasters come and go.  Often people do not prepare for them and this is why there are a lot of casualties when disasters strike.  However, when it comes to survival, there are a few disaster preparedness plans that one should remember in order to avoid becoming a casualty of disasters.

One of these things that one can do is having a survival checklist of everything that one need.  This is very important most especially when it is the survival of every individual that is at risk, both for individuals and for families.