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Maybe PETA was right (in a very narrow case...)

by Dave Konkel [Moderator] / March 19, 2004 4:54 AM PST
Bushmeat Sparks Fears of New AIDS-Type Virus.
We're very lucky we didn't do this in the First World with the Sabin polio vaccine, which was grown in monkeys. SV-40 is an ocogenic virus, the 40th virus isolated from the vaccine (!), but human cells are luckily not permissive for its growth, and all the others also seem benign or non-infectious towards humans. OTOH, some still claim that's the real origin of AIDS, though the viral spread rates don't fit with that notion.

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Not to worry. I haven't dined on monkey recently. Peta can
by Kiddpeat / March 19, 2004 5:44 AM PST

relax, and sleep at night. OTOH, I do like chicken and steak. They can think about that instead.

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But then theres that bird flu thing.......
by Roger NC / March 19, 2004 7:52 AM PST

And swine flu with the pork chops,

Zoonosis (isn't that a nasty sounding word anyway?) is a unfortunate reality. And doesn't have to be eating the meat, can just be around infected animals with a mutate strain of an old animal only disease.


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