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Old 10-27-2011, 07:38 AM
 
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Yeap i know that this is one of those ''the sky is falling'' thread's however it still is an interesting read none the less for those interested.

1. Plague
2. Leptospirosis
3. Dengue Fever
4. Turberculosis
5. Measles
6. Typhoid

6 Diseases Back from the Dead - Popular Mechanics magazine
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Old 10-27-2011, 08:02 AM
 
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I completely stopped believing the veracity of Popular Mechanics articles after they published one showing relative heating costs using various fuels and the author didn't understand the over unity C.O.P. of heat pumps. So I was not surprised when this one started out as if masses of people were again getting buboes from the plague. Another once great magazine down the crapper.
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Old 10-27-2011, 09:39 AM
 
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I completely stopped believing the veracity of Popular Mechanics articles after they published one showing relative heating costs using various fuels and the author didn't understand the over unity C.O.P. of heat pumps. So I was not surprised when this one started out as if masses of people were again getting buboes from the plague. Another once great magazine down the crapper.
So in other words you're not too worried about another ''typhoid mary'' in our midst .
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Old 10-27-2011, 10:16 AM
 
Location: The Milky Way Galaxy
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Honestly I don't believe the diseases ever died. Maybe in the overall general population but I'm sure researchers and scientists still had samples for research and testing and studying. Of course the governments of the world may keep it as well for biological warfare even though bio weapons now are meant to instantly hit your nervous system for and immediate and fast death.
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Old 10-28-2011, 02:56 PM
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
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Yeap i know that this is one of those ''the sky is falling'' thread's however it still is an interesting read none the less for those interested.

1. Plague
2. Leptospirosis
3. Dengue Fever
4. Turberculosis
5. Measles
6. Typhoid

6 Diseases Back from the Dead - Popular Mechanics magazine
I know Measles is making a return engagement...as a kid I remember getting every known variation of that disease.

Pertussis and measles are coming back | Bad Astronomy | Discover Magazine

Measles on the Rise in the US - ABC News

CBC.ca News - Measles among vaccinated Quebec kids questioned

Science-Based Medicine » Measles outbreaks, 2011

Measles vaccinations urged as cases rise - UPI.com
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Old 10-30-2011, 08:29 AM
 
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I know Measles is making a return engagement...as a kid I remember getting every known variation of that disease.
Well at least we can't contract rabies from the air .....yet .
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