daemon at net.bio.net wrote:
>> I recently read `The White Death` by Julian Cribb. The author
> suggests that HIV may have entered the human population via
> contaminated polio vaccines (as did SV-40).
> eg.SIVs mutate in infected monkey cell lines (to produce HIV-1
> and HIV-2), humans are vaccinated, in a tiny proportion of
> vaccinees virus in vaccine enters bloodstream via sores in mouth.
>> Suprisingly, there appears to be substantial evidence to support this
>> I`d be very interested in hearing your opinions on this theory.
>> Thanks. Ruth Goldstone.
I am not sure what the "substantial evidence" is, but
I have not seen it. If the simian to human transfer did
occur in tissue cultures used to produce the polio vaccine,
it must have been only in a vaccine used in Africa, and
not the rest of the world.
I was under the impression that the polio vaccine
was created by some United States or European company, and
then distributed around the world. However, I have no
facts, just a speculation that that would be the case.
The SIV, HIV-1 and HIV-2 gene sequences seem to
indicate that at least 3 seperate simian to human transmision
events have ocurred. All 3 seem to have ocurred in central
regions of Africa.
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