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Originally posted by Sliadon
Originally posted by wycky
It isn't on the map, but if you are on the main page with the alert map you can scroll down a little bit below the map and it has a list of 'Current Emergencies.'
Here ya go:
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned the world to expect a new killer disease to emerge in the next few years which will threaten the lives of millions. The WHO says the new disease will have the impact of HIV/AIDS or Ebola and potentially deadly new diseases are being identified at an "unprecedented rate" with at least one new disease identified every year since the 1970s.
Originally posted by CmdrZero
This is certainly something to watch. It's like the poster said above, the Chinese are really tight lipped on anything they percieve may cast them in a bad light. It may be something and it may be nothing.
I'm more concerned about this wave of swine flu. I've been telling people (actually anyone who'd listen) that as soon as people took to the streets there would be a lethal version of the avian flu (or something akin) suddenly appear. It looks to me like part of the run up to the release of the killer virus there are strains being released that will prep the populations immunity in such a way as to ensure maximum lethality.
A rapid outbreak of a lethal strain of influenza would certainly cover a lot of bases if you wanted:
1) an emergency to declare martial law
2) wanted to cull the herd of any possible resistance to totalitarian rule
3) wanted to rid the planet of usless eaters without damaging infrastructure like a nuclear war would do.
Originally posted by secretagent woooman
I would not be surprised if someone hacked into their system. The site is not as well known as say, CNN, but enough people read it to make it a viable target.
Originally posted by CultureD
I'm NOT refuting this as a real health crisis. However, HIV cannot live in saliva or sweat. Saliva contains amylase- an enzyme that destroys the virus, and sweat contains putrescene and cadaverine ( I know, kind of gross, but true, ) as well as bacteria, sebum and uric acid- all of which ALSO kill HIV.