Re: Ebola

From: Spike Jones (
Date: Mon Aug 07 2000 - 19:20:51 MDT

John Clark wrote:

> <> Wrote:
> > I think the problem with this specific scenario is that the modified
> > cold virus would kill the host before becoming infective enough to spread
> > itself widely. Colds make people emit a lot of mucus, sneeze and cough
> > to spread themselves, but it takes a while for this to happen.
> The symptoms of Ebola are massive systemic hemorrhaging in all the tissues
> of the body including the lungs. Infected blood pours out of every body orifice,
> even from the eyes and ears and around the fingernails. However to get Ebola you'd
> have to actually touch the blood, but if the virus were airborn like the common cold ....

John, since we have heard your views regarding international security,
what do you suggest we do about these ebola-in-the-cold-virus types
of threats? Even *I* have to admit this is looking more scary than a
nuclear attack. spike

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