Re: Swine flu and Torchwood
- From: "Steve Terry" <gFOURwwk@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 13 Jul 2009 12:57:10 +0100
"Ivan" <ivan'H'older@xxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
Indeed, it'll mutate into a more harmless to humans form,
"charles" <charles@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
In article <h3eu1o$22s$1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, Steve Terry
"Roderick Stewart" <rjfs@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in
In article <00a2e1a5$0$31585$c3e8da3@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, Martin Jay<snip>
Never mind the aliens, apparently the total death toll, yes theSpanish Flu 1919 50 million dead, over double killed in the 1st world
death toll so far from this disease has been less than one day's
carnage on the roads. It may be infectious, and it may be
"unstoppable", but putting it in perspective it doesn't seem very
harmful, so why all the panic? Rod.
and that's before airline travel as a means of spreading the infection
but antibiotics hadn't been invented then. Yes, I know they don't
help with the 'flu virus, but they deal with most of the secondary
infections (such as pneumonia) which result.
There have been other major flu outbreaks since - Asian flu 1957 (which I
had) and Hong Kong flu 1968. Nothing like the Spanish flu deathtoll has
I recently heard a virologist say that the biggest problem with flu is the
sudden and unexpected ways in which it can mutate into new strains, in
fact she said that it was the one disease above almost all others that
gave scientists the most cause for concern.
or go the otherway. Fortunately as a result flu outbreaks are short
They're still arguing if retrovirus really exist.
Whilst on the subject, does anyone know if it's at all possible for the
AIDS virus to mutate from being a sexually transmitted disease into an
airborne disease that could be as easily spread as common flu?
One thing seems for sure there's no record of anyone catching HIV
from another who has been infected for more than a year.
So sufferers seem to safe from infecting others after a year,
just as well or it would be an epidemic.
Although i would hope that long term AIDS sufferers wouldn't put
the theory to the test by trying unprotected sex?
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