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Old 01-24-2009, 04:15 AM
 
Location: Brusssels
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I certainly hope this does not spread and harm anyone but its yet another reminder of how a vegetarian diet helps you avoid such such things.

Ebola may have passed from a pig to a human - International Herald Tribune
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Old 01-24-2009, 12:36 PM
 
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The article sure isn't surprising at all, is it? Let's hope these are isolated incidents. Of course, I don't think they are.

At the very least, I hope that people who are able to will stay away from meat produced on giant farms. That'd be a step in the right direction!
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Old 01-30-2009, 10:37 AM
 
Location: Not where I want to be
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Pigs are gross.
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Old 01-30-2009, 05:38 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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"Dr. Lubroth said the first pigs tested were very sick..."

Ah, poor little pig.

Mrs, pigs are cute.
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Old 01-30-2009, 05:52 PM
 
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They are cute but gross to eat. Animals are friends, not food
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Old 01-30-2009, 08:36 PM
 
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They are cute but gross to eat. Animals are friends, not food
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Old 02-26-2009, 06:23 AM
 
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Dude, I want to know how an African, simian, hemmoragic fever virus made it inside a pig in the Phillipines in the first place!
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Old 02-26-2009, 01:40 PM
 
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Dude, I want to know how an African, simian, hemmoragic fever virus made it inside a pig in the Phillipines in the first place!
Cross contamination? I quote, with liberty: "The grave threat of...bioengineered foods, viruses and retro-viruses crossing species barriers by eating intensely farmed animals or using them in medical research [has yet to be understood]". Prof. Goodall.

You'll note in the article that that particular virus was first found in the Phillipines some twenty years ago in a monkey that had been transfered there from a medical research lab in Virginia.

In other words we don't know exactly how, but it happened. And the possibilites are not comforting.
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Old 02-27-2009, 12:57 PM
 
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I concur.
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Old 02-28-2009, 09:02 AM
 
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Cross contamination? I quote, with liberty: "The grave threat of...bioengineered foods, viruses and retro-viruses crossing species barriers by eating intensely farmed animals or using them in medical research [has yet to be understood]". Prof. Goodall.

You'll note in the article that that particular virus was first found in the Phillipines some twenty years ago in a monkey that had been transfered there from a medical research lab in Virginia.

In other words we don't know exactly how, but it happened. And the possibilites are not comforting.
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