What are the symptoms?

John S. J. Anderson jacobs+usenet at genehack.org
Tue Mar 20 06:32:55 EST 2001


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"Richard P. Grant" <rpg14 at yahoo.co.uk.invalid> writes:

> In article <009601c0b10a$13ad7ce0$d4d387cf at oemcomputer>, 
> lzbowen at sisqtel.net ("Liz Bowen") wrote:
> 
> > Just thought I'd check on the hunta virus symptoms.  Thanks Liz Bowen in 
> > Callahan, California (very tip-top of the state) lzbowen at sisqtel.net
> > 
> 
> I AM NOT A PHYSICIAN!

NEITHER AM I! NOR DO I PLAY ONE ON USENET!

("say, why are we shouting?" 
 "don't know, richard started it"
 "ah")

> I can't find much on the actual symptoms of Hunta, but it *seems* to be 
> a killer - very rapid.  So you probably don't have it :)  have a trawl 
> around google, yahoo, etc.

Based on the description in the OP's OP, she's actually concerned
about _hanta_ virus, which is transmitted via rodents. AFAIK, the
route of transmission is inhaling small amounts of fecal matter that
are present in the air as dust; doesn't seem to me that breathing the
smoke given off by burning some rodents is a likely route of
transmission.

In fact, it seems to me more likely that you're suffering from smoke
inhalation, but...

I AM NOT A PHYSICIAN!

(I swear, there's a Monty Python sketch in there somewhere...)

john.

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