IUBio Biosequences .. Software .. Molbio soft .. Network News .. FTP

The SAR's virus?

Christopher coroscant at hotmail.com
Sun Apr 20 10:16:51 EST 2003


On 20 Apr 2003 00:26:46 GMT, crystalviolent at aol.com (Crystalviolent)
wrote:

>In article <3ea17dc5.10926114 at news.dsl.pipex.com>, coroscant at hotmail.com
>(Christopher) writes:
>
>>the news about this virus I was just wondering that if a cure wasn't
>>found, could it kill off most of the entire human race,
>
>
>The mortality rate of SARS (a Corona virus) worldwide is 4.8%. (USA is 0%)
>Pandemics of viral influenza (a Myxo virus) are much higher and IT hasn't wiped
>out the human race.
>Simian herpes, on the other hand, is 99% fatal to humans. Good thing the
>manufacturers have great quality control/assurance on the green monkey kidney
>cells we use in the lab. ;-)
>
If it mutated with the more lethel verion of smallpox, then we'd be in
trouble, and the Omega man could become a reality.  :-(




Christopher
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
In America any boy may become President, 
and I suppose that's just the risk he takes.
Adlai Stevenson, US statesman, diplomat and lawyer, 1952



More information about the Microbio mailing list

Send comments to us at biosci-help [At] net.bio.net