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Ancient Ebola.....

Graeme Price g.e.price at bham.ac.uk
Fri Jun 28 03:05:17 EST 1996

In article <Pine.SOL.3.91.960628082921.11453D-100000 at ursa.cus.cam.ac.uk>,
Tim Fitzmaurice <tjf11 at cus.cam.ac.uk> wrote:

> Recently saw a newspaper article listing a theory that a particular
> Greek plague in Athens was actually Ebola, based on symptoms plus a 
> fascination by the Athenians of the time with African Green Monkeys as 
> pets...
> It liistd the American Journal of Emerging Diseases as the source of the 
> original article....is this a media myth or does anyone have a citation
> (is the article a paper, editorial, news&views type thing?)
> Tim

There was a letter to EID in the last issue. If you want to check it out
for yourself the reference is Olsen et al (1996) The Thucydides Syndrome:
Ebola deja vu? (or ebola reemergent?) Emerging Infectious Diseases 2(2)

Or you could just set your web browser to
http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/EID/eid.htm and go straight to the table of
contents for that issue.


Graeme Price
Microbial Molecular Genetics and Cell Biology Group, 
School of Biological Sciences, Biology West Building,
University of Birmingham,
Edgbaston, Birmingham,
West Midlands, B15 2TT.
United Kingdom.

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