The Ebola virus - the end of the civilize
poets at ccmail.orst.edu
Tue Aug 22 16:32:23 EST 1995
WE are flying in airplanes.
hiro at mill2.millcomm.com (Hiro) wrote:
> I think that this may be a simplification of the matter. I think
> that the truth is rather more disturbing. It seems to me that both
> of these diseases are symptomatic of some aspect of human behaviour.
> Not a new thought by any means, but any efforts we spend treating these
> specific diseases are treating the symptoms, not the underlying
> problem. Why did AIDS come out of obscurity and start spreading like
> wildfire? Why are there suddenly all these hemorrhagic fevers of
> different genetic description (Junin, Ebola)? Marburg and Ebola are
> similar enough (both are filoviruses) but the others are not filoviruses,
> and I wonder what human behaviours exist that would favor the emergence
> of diseases of this sort.
> What are WE doing? What behaviours exist in our lifestyles that would
> contribute to the spread of new infectious agents?
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