Interesting and quite possible. Actually the first case was in my home town. An entire hospital was shut down Hawuz after one nurse died from the disease. She was the first to die. Stupid people thought that spraying some clorox around the hospital was enough but it soon hit the air and spread quickly to as far a way as Aqaba. Hundreds of children were infected at the school and another death reported. It is my belief that many died and it was not detected. Here in Jordan, when someone dies suddenly, they are buried by noon the next day and rarely is anyone ever have an autopsy.
Word was the infection came from Thailand, I believe. Someone visiting our country who was sick. The government released no news report at all and I found it on a back news agency. Now Jordan is reporting this some 1 year later.
Just yesterday my brother-in-law died. Absolutely no reason for him to die but the family buried him and masalam as we say in Arabic.
Yes, we were warned to be very diligent and now Israel is using depleted Uranium in their bombs on Syria so we are being bombarded with some serious disease.