The return to The Hot Zone
Ian A. York
iayork at panix.com
Sun Jan 21 11:54:01 EST 1996
In article <4dsied$ao1$2 at mhafc.production.compuserve.com>,
Sharyl-Druid <73654.3446 at CompuServe.COM> wrote:
>You seem quite knowledgeable on the subject of Ebola... what
I'm not particularly knowledgeable about it - no more than many
virologists. I'm certainly not a specialist in it.
>about Denge fever? I have a friend in Arizona who says there
>is an outbreak in her area.
Point your web browser at the WHO dengue page:
or at the virology servers I mentioned in my earlier post.
Dengue has been moving north from its more 'traditional' homes recently.
It's reached the Southern USA; as to whether there's an 'outbreak' depends
on your threshold for 'outbreak,' as to my knowledge there have been no
real epidemics. I don't know how many cases (if any) there have been in
Arizona; it wouldn't surprise me to know it had reached there.
>The news media is not mentioning anything.
I know I've seen the odd comment about the spread of Dengue, buried in
the back of some newspapers. You have to have a high alert factor for the
word 'virus,' though. I don't recall seeing mention of it in Arizona;
I'm sure someone here can comment on that.
At worst, though, it is still extremely rare in that region. I wouldn't
worry about it.
Ian York (iayork at panix.com)
"-but as he was a York, I am rather inclined to suppose him a
very respectable Man." -Jane Austen, The History of England
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