Much Ado About Coughing

  • Aired:  06/04/13
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The World Health Organization warns of a deadly bat herpes outbreak. (4:32)

>> Jon: WELCOME BACK.

SUMMER IS ALMOST HERE.

A TIME TO FIND SOMETHING TO

WORRY ABOUT FOR THE NEXT

MONTH.

WHAT IS IT GOING TO BE, GAS

PRICES, --

>> THE DEATH TOLL IS RISING

FROM A NEWLY DISCOVERED

RESPIRATORY VIRUS.

>> THE WORLD HEALTH

ORGANIZATION IS CALLING IT A

SPREAD THE WORLD.

>> SPREADING LIKE WILDFIRE

NO PREVENTION, NO CURE.

>> MUSCLE ACHES THEN

CONFUSION, RAPIDLY BREATHING

BECOMES DIFFICULT.

>> OH MY GOTH, I HAVE ALL

THOSE SYMPTOMS.

I GOT THEM.

>> I'M NOT A MICROBIOLOGIST

SO IN THIS STORY I DON'T

NEED TO SEE YOUR VIRUS SORE.

I DON'T KNOW WHAT THAT IS.

I HAVE NO IDEA IF THAT

PICTURE MEANS WE'RE ALL

GOING TO DIE OR

CONGRATULATIONS.

SO WHAT VIRUS IS THIS, H1N1,

YOUR SARS, GLARS, FLORPS.

>> IT'S CALLED MERS.

>> DEADLY MERS.

>> MERS.

>> MERS.

>> MERS.

>> Jon: SO YOU'RE SAYING IT

MIGHT NOT-- MER.

COME BACK OVER HERE.

I NEVER KNOW, ARE YOU

SUPPOSED TO HEAR THAT, MER,

DA, DA, DA, OR IS IT

SUPPOSED TO GO MER, DA, DA,

DA.

IT IS AN ESSENCE, LIKE BEST --

>> SO IS THIS THE NEW VIRUS

WHERE DID IT EVEN COME FROM.

>> THE ORIGINAL REPORTS THE

VIRUS STARTS FROM A BAT.

AND WE THINK BASED ON OUR

ANALYSIS, THAT IT ALSO CAME

FROM BATS.

>> WAIT A SECOND, IF IT CAME

FROM BATS HOW DID WE GET IT.

(LAUGHTER)

BECAUSE IF SO, I AM IN BIG

TROUBLE.

(LAUGHTER)

>> SO WE DON'T QUITE KNOW

HOW IT SPREADS WHETHER YOU

BREATHE IT IN FROM ANOTHER

PERSON OR A FLUID EXCHANGE.

HOW DO YOU DETERMINE THAT?

>> I THINK OUR BEST GUEST IN

THIS VIRUS INCUBATES ON A

WALL MAN TER BEHIND THE HOST

OF A NEWS SHOW.

(LAUGHTER)

>> AND THEN JUMPS TO THEIR

NECK REGION.

WE'RE ALL GOING DIE AT THE

HANDS OF SOME SORT OF CRAZY

BAT.

>> THERE ARE 53 KNOWN CASES

NOW, 30 PEOPLE HAVE DIED

FROM THE INFECTION SINCE

SEPTEMBER.

>> OVER 1500 PATIENTS, MORE

THAN 80,000 PEOPLE HAVE

DIED.

>> YOU KNOW WHAT THEY CALL

THAT ON GAME OF THRONES, A

WEDDING.

>> YEAH, THAT'S RIGHT.

OH, I'M SORRY, SPOILER

ALERT.

READ THE BOOK.

THERE'S A LOT MORE WHERE

THAT CAME FROM, MISTER.

SO WHAT'S ALL THE FUSS ABOUT,

MY FRIENDS.

>> HA, HA.

ENJOY YOUR MERS, PEOPLE,

WHATEVER THAT STANDS FOR.

>> MIDDLE EASTERN-- CAUGHT

FROM CLOSE CONTACT WITH

SOMEONE.

>> THE MIDDLE EAST RES

PRACTICE STORE-- RESPIRATORY

SYNDROME CORONA VIRUS.

>> WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

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