Quick Reality Check

Deirdre deirdre at deeny.MV.COM
Wed May 17 08:02:53 EST 1995


> MORAL:  it is great to be piqued into wanting to learn more
> about viruses and other pathogens, it may come in handy in
> the future, but it this outbreak, tragic as it is for the
> local citizens of Zaire, is hardly the beginning of a major
> worldwide plague.

I agree.

Then again, my father was diagnosed with Legionnaire's disease two weeks
ago; one other person in town was also diagnosed. He lives in a mountain
town of 8000 people. Not exactly a hotbed of epidemics....

For his sake, I'm glad the CDC spent big bucks on it almost 20 years ago. ;D

_Deirdre





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