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Old 07-08-2013, 06:53 AM
Location: Tennessee
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"Saudi Arabia says two more people have died from a new respiratory virus related to SARS, bringing to 38 the number of deadly cases in the kingdom at the center of the growing outbreak."

News from The Associated Press

This is a better article (more detail) from a New Zealand newspaper:

"The new virus is transmitted by close human contact from aerosol droplets. Could the pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia, as vast crowds from around the world gather at holy sites in Mecca and elsewhere, trigger a wider global outbreak, echoing the severe acute respiratory syndrome (Sars) epidemic that swept the world a decade ago?"

Anxious eye on virus as pilgrims start moving - World - NZ Herald News

This is a serious question, not a sarcastic one - How many people have to die from a disease spread by human contact before travel to that place is banned? I'm hoping that political correctness isn't affecting any decisions.
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