Thursday, May 28, 2009

Bears Watching

Medial researchers are claiming the discovery of a new hemorrhagic fever virus ("HFV") in southern Africa. Called “Lujo” (from Lusaka and Johannesburg, the cities where it was first identified), the virus is said to be easily transmittable through bodily fluids, such as blood, vomit, spit, and bites.

A Columbia University epidemiologist said the virus is “really, really aggressive.”

It is claimed that the outbreak started last fall when a from Lusaka, Zambia became ill with a fever-like illness that quickly grew much worse. Here’s where it gets much worse. Instead of quarantining the infected on site, they airlifted her to Johannesburg, South Africa, where she died, but not before infecting a paramedic and three other health care workers.

It gets worse still. They have shipped samples of the virus and infected fluids to the United States. Thanks for the gift. Readers in New York City and Atlanta should disassociated themselves from their friends who may be medical researchers.

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