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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)
155-156.

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

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