posted on Aug, 24 2012 @ 08:20 AM
reply to post by Hefficide
Diseases follow an evolutionary path just like everyone else. Legionella will never be a pandemic, and only has small outbreaks, because it is an
aquatic bacteria. Which is why you find them in hospitals and vegetable sprayers. It is limited to its environment.
It won't suddenly jump to a non aquatic environment.
Hantavirus is only spread from rodent to human. Not from human to human.
The biggest carrier are deer mice. People are more likely to come in contact with the hantavirus in a musty,cabin filled wiht mouse droppings.
Eliminate the mouse environment in your home, do a little vaccuming, and you won't have a problem with hantavirus.
People loved to be scared by ebola (of which there are five strains, btw) but while lethal when contracted, it doesn't contract easily.
The fact that only 16 people died in a very anti-sterile environment with little medical care, should tell you something.
It is only spread through fluids, it is not airborne. So unless people are sharing blood or saliva, it is not transferred..
And because evolution has to follow a course, it won't suddenly become airborne.