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The Ebola virus - the end of the civilized world

Bob Morrell bmorrell at isnet.is.wfu.edu
Fri Aug 18 13:40:44 EST 1995

I believe you have blurred the seriousness of the infection with the ease 
of transmission. (a mistake often made with HIV as well)

Ebola outbreaks appear to be linked with poor hygenic infrastructure and 
family preparation of deceased.

Thus an outbreak in the industrial world would be quickly limited because 
of isolation of dying and dead victims, and better general hygene.

It may not be multi-culturally politically correct, but it is probably 
true. (Though I hope never to see this theory tested...)

Bob Morrell

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