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Walter Eric Johnson wej3715 at scully.tamu.edu
Wed Nov 11 17:51:37 EST 1998

T.D. Laing (tdlaing at nospam.dres.dnd.ca) wrote:
: Ebola Reston had a 100% mortality rate in the infected monkeys, so I
: wouldn't exactly call it "less virulent".  That it did not seem to affect
: the human keepers is irrelevant to the main argument, that it is only a
: matter of time before airborne strains of human Ebola will occur.  And,
: lest you've forgotten your epidemic histories, Yersinia pestis can become
: airborne (i.e. pneumonic plague) with a near 100% mortality rate in
: itself.  Anthrax also is nearly 100% lethal in its pneumonic form.

Did all the infected monkeys die from ebola or were some killed 
separately?  In other words, is 100% proven or is it a guess? 

Eric Johnson

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