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Fri Mar 28, 2014, 03:31 PM

 

The world's most dangerous Virus (full documentary)


Viruses are supposed to be the biological weapons of the future.They are everywhere. Millions of viruses around us, interact, invade. Virus able to evolve, change your environment, jump from one species to another. Scientists continue its track. Looking hiding in nature, in animals that viruses use to travel from one place to another planet ... but not always find them.

In recent decades there have been many diseases that so far only affected animals. These diseases, caused by very aggressive virus, appear with high frequency in Africa, and requires a high financial contribution in order to eradicate them. Marburg virus, influenza, dengue, yellow fever, Ebola virus, human immunodeficiency virus, Epstein-Barr...

To find answers we enter for the first time in the High Security Center Biological where the most dangerous viruses in history and the emerging service. And the World Health Organization explains how he manages to monitor the emergence of new viruses and diseases in any country

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Katashi_itto Mar 2014 OP
SheilaT Mar 2014 #1
kestrel91316 Mar 2014 #2
SheilaT Mar 2014 #4
Skyerb Mar 2014 #3
Mr_Jefferson_24 Mar 2014 #5

Response to Katashi_itto (Original post)

Fri Mar 28, 2014, 03:36 PM

1. I'm convinced that the real epidemic danger would not

 

come from a fast-killing virus or bacteria, but one that settles in, infects readily, but takes years to kill.

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Response to SheilaT (Reply #1)

Fri Mar 28, 2014, 04:36 PM

2. We have that in HIV. Fortunately that lengthy incubation allows us to detect

 

affected people and take steps against the virus.

The deadliest viruses I think are the ones that spread far and wide before many symptoms are apparent, and that kill quickly once symptoms do appear.

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Response to kestrel91316 (Reply #2)

Fri Mar 28, 2014, 10:03 PM

4. I'm picturing something

 

that could conceivably have spread to a very large percentage of the population before it makes itself known, and the way (in my scenario) it makes itself known is by killing.

HIV is also another excellent example of evolution at its finest, as it has become far less deadly. Yes, our treatments have also vastly improved, but it's become something people can live with long term given access to appropriate medications.

Although I suppose it would take an actual epidemiologist, which I am not, to tell us what the "perfect" disease would be that could kill millions, preferably billions, of people world wide without being stopped. We live in such a vastly different world from our ancestors. We have antibiotics. We have vaccinations. We have public sanitation measures. Something as basic as hand washing has made a huge difference in the spread of disease. I strongly suspect that the nearly universal usage of dishwashers in this country has also helped, as the final blast of steam probably tends to sterilize the dishes. I know this is anecdotal, and therefore not completely scientific, but my younger sister has never used the dishwashers that have been in the homes she's lived in. She washes and dries by hand. I've always used mine. Her kids always got sick a whole lot more than mine ever did. I honestly think there's a connection there.

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Response to Katashi_itto (Original post)

Fri Mar 28, 2014, 09:27 PM

3. Why Africa?

I would not be surprise that the same people responsible for watching the viruses are the culprit in its creation. It's all about steeling Africa's resources and killing its people is the only way.

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Response to Skyerb (Reply #3)

Fri Mar 28, 2014, 10:22 PM

5. Twenty years ago I would've thought...

... your comment quite far fetched. Today I'd be shocked to learn that the PTB have NOT been involved
in the creation of deadly viruses for the specific purpose of thinning the human herd.



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