July 10, 2009

Ebola Found in Pigs For The First Time

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Let's try and focus on the part where they say we shouldn't be scared yet. That is what it says, right?

Ebola Found in Pigs For The First Time

A form of ebola virus has been detected in pigs for the first time, raising concerns it could mutate and threaten humans, scientists report. Reston ebola virus has only been seen in monkeys and humans previously and, unlike other types of ebola, it is not known to cause illness in people.

The discovery of REBOV in pigs in the Philippines is reported in Friday's edition of the journal Science. Researchers say it is theoretically possible for the virus to mutate in pigs into a form that might sicken people....

Ebola Found in Pigs For The First Time

Posted at July 10, 2009 4:28 AM

Just another reason why I am becoming a vegetarian!

Posted by: ann at July 10, 2009 12:28 PM

Swine flu= Pigs= Ebola= Be afraid! Be very afraid!

It's just this kind of feeble attack masquerading as logic in the unthinking, fear-controlled brain that insults and irritates me to no end. I hope people don't actually take this bullshit seriously enough to line up for a vaccine. It's bad enough that people bother to vote.

Posted by: browneye at July 10, 2009 12:57 PM

Has anyone else noticed how cute the baby pigs are in that picture?

Posted by: Wassup?! at July 10, 2009 8:15 PM

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