posted on May, 15 2003 @ 07:23 PM
Get used to SARS, West Nile, hantavirus, Ebola, Nipah, Hendra, AIDS and other nasty infectious diseases. Health experts say we're living in a new age
And we have mostly ourselves to blame.
The nation's top scientists say that environmental, economic, social and scientific changes have helped to trigger an unprecedented explosion of more
than 35 new infectious diseases that have burst upon the world in the past 30 years. The U.S. death rate from infectious disease, which dropped in the
first part of the 20th century and then stabilized, is now double what it was in 1980.