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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Seems a bit risky to me

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/13/science/13plague.html?hp

 

“From the teeth of four of those victims, researchers have now reconstructed the full DNA of a microbe that within five years felled one- third to one-half of the population of Western Europe.”

 

Not to worry: “it is really easy to break the transmission cycle with antibiotics and public health,” Dr. Keim said. There are still small outbreaks, like one in Madagascar in the 1990s, but “a multiyear large human outbreak is inconceivable in this day,” Dr. Keim said.”  Doesn’t this sound like the first real of several horror movies?