I AM FUCKING SCARED!!!!

Mark Brodsky markb at casbah.acns.nwu.edu
Mon Oct 31 13:33:31 EST 1994


In article <MAILQUEUE-101.941031123235.352 at molbiol.uct.ac.za>,
RYBICKI, ED <ed at molbiol.uct.ac.za> wrote:
>> CALLED HIV AIDS A PICNIC COMPARED TO THAT EBOLA.    I THANK YOU 
>GUYS
>> FOR TRYING TO CURE PEOPLE ,GOOD LUCK, 
>
>Hey, don't SHOUT so, man...!  But thank you on behalf of my 
>medical comrades.  And I think he (the Hot Zone author) overdid it a 
>bit - it is a zoonotic disease (ie: of animals) and doesn't get into 
>humans that often.  There are a number of almost equally bad ones 
>around - Congo-Crimean haemorrhagic fever is just one of them. And 
>it is endemic near where I live, and I'm not worried about it - 
>doesn't get into the human population that often, is why.
>
I'm curious, what animal populations have been found with Ebola virus
that can infect humans? Does this cause any disease in the animals, or
is it harmless to them (the same way Ebola Reston kills monkeys, but
not people)?
-- 
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sure  you realize that what you heard is not what I meant."
Mark E. Brodsky					E-mail: mark-brodsky at nwu.edu
Northwestern University                         or  markb at casbah.acns.nwu.edu



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