Ebola: a quick question
rivero at accessone.com
Mon Apr 28 22:38:36 EST 1997
On Mon, 28 Apr 1997, Nanda Somarajan wrote:
> The two ideas you suggest about a natural reservoir are only
> ideas. Scientists are still looking for a natural reservoir.
> On the idea of eating infected wild game, the US troops do not
> eat such stuff. They eat their MRE's (Meals Ready to Eat.) There are
> many very isolated tribes in Zaire due to the jungle. They would be the
> main people who would eat the wild game and we don't even hear about
> those outbreaks that a isolated deep in the jungle.
That's the problem. The isolation is now gone due to the civil
troubles. The population now travels further in a week than most have done
in their entire lifetimes. Starvation of the refugees has them eating
everything in sight.
> You would think that the whole nation would be in an outbreak,
> but for some reason, it is not.
That's what troubles me. There is a logical inconsistancy here.
Thanks for the reply.
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