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Hans Andersson hasse at panix.com
Tue Jan 30 11:26:43 EST 1996


In article <Pine.SOL.3.91.960130111551.21604B-100000 at ursa.cus.cam.ac.uk>,
Tim Fitzmaurice <tjf11 at cus.cam.ac.uk> wrote:

> On 28 Jan 1996, EdRegis wrote:
> > humans"; the other (along with EBO-Reston) being EBO-Ivory Coast, which is
> > a separate strain (Note 1), not airborne, and which was not highly lethal
> > to humans in 1994, when the only human being affected by it survived.  In
> 
> From what I've herad of this particular form...involving the Swiss 
> researcher....the strain of virus ran riot through a habituated study 
> community of chimps, killing a large percentage of them. The 
> researcher in question carried out the post mortems and so was the only 
> exposed individual...too low numbers for deciding lethality on.
> 
> Anyone got info to confirm/blow this outta the water?
> 
> Tim


Hi Tim,

Here's a quote from Ed Regis LANCET article, p. 1273:

"The new strain is lethal for chimpanzees and we may suppose for humans:
the patient developed a severe syndrome similar to that described among
the Ebola cases who survived."

Hans

--Hans Andersson, NYC
hasse at panix.com



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