In article <HUZIL-0410952147330001 at slip115.upanet.uleth.ca>,
John Torin Huzil <HUZIL at upanet.uleth.ca> wrote:
>I would like some help with a question from my medical anthropology class
>about the movie Outbreak?
> According to the U.S. Army and C.D.C. experts in the film, the
>filovirus mutates to an airborne form in the host monkey between the time
>that Jimbo is infected and the petshop owner is infected. A rhesus monkey
>in the petshop is infected with the original virus. What is wrong with
Uh, lessee... that it is *fiction*?
>an anti-serum for the disease. Is that assumption supported by the known
>cases of simian herpes or trypanosomiasis? Which would be the better
>analogy and why?
> In addition I have a problem with part of her question. If the virus
>mutated to an airborne form in the monkey then why didn't it infect the
>little girl at the end? I think the question is wrong. Can anyone help?
> Thanks. Please e-mail me any replies
Well, that would be because it wasn't written
into the script. Is this a joke?