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Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Ape hunters pick up new viruses

Two new viruses from the same family as HIV have been discovered in central Africans who hunt nonhuman primates.

Researchers say their work proves it is not unusual for potentially dangerous viruses to jump from primates to man.

They say it is important to monitor disease in bush meat hunters closely, as any virus they contract from animals may spread to the community at large.

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get the video camera out and train it on your bushmeat hunting neighbours

2 Comments:

Anonymous Moni said...

Die of starvation or AID's...not a decision I would like to face. Maybe they should cull the source of meat before it gets to the population. Ya think?

12:31 AM  
Blogger McFox said...

No point. The virii are already rampant throughout primates and are continually evolving. You would need to scorch the earth across the entire region.

3:08 PM  

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