It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
originally posted by: silo13
New 'Black Death' FOUND: Deadly virus WORSE than plague and with no CURE breaks out - WHO
The outbreak is thought to have started in September when a man in his 30s, who worked as a game hunter and lived near a cave with a heavy presence of bats, was admitted to a local health centre with a high fever, vomiting and diarrhoea. He did not respond to antimalarial treatment and his condition rapidly deteriorated.
So karma nips him in the butt and now karma is threatening the rest of the world?
originally posted by: Spacespider
a reply to: silo13
As long only game hunters are infected I am fine with that..
originally posted by: MotherMayEye
originally posted by: Tarzan the apeman.
a reply to: silo13
Could this virus mix with the pneumonic plaque and become airborne? Just wondering.
What do you mean by 'mix?'
The plague is a bacteria, Marburg is a virus.
I assume a person could contract both simultaneously.
I do still hold one Hopeful Faith though - that the survivors of the coming tribulations will be better people than us today, and that they will learn lessons from all of this and create a much better society. I admit it seems unlikely but I still Hope.
The disease, known as Marburg virus disease (MVD), is similar to Ebola and can be lethal in up to 90 per cent of cases.
This Ebola-Type Fever is Named After a Town in Germany. Ebola is a filovirus, and although it is the best-known of the Filovirdae, it's no worse than its cousin, Marburg virus. One is named for the Ebola river in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and the other is named for a town in Germany.
originally posted by: muzzleflash
a reply to: face23785
You're thinking of this whole thing on an individual by individual basis, which is very narrow in scope.
Let's look at the big picture more broadly.
How about Kangaroos or Rabbits as an example?
Everyone loves Kangaroos and Rabbits. I mean, morally and ethically speaking, what did they ever do wrong? Rabbits especially, they are so cute and nice.
What could possibly go wrong?
Do you see what I'm saying?
Moral issues can get extremely complicated.
Maybe it's our turn to have a 'thinning the herd' moment?