Friday, May 31, 2013

New Tools to Hunt New Viruses - NYTimes.com

 
"We've done a great job globally in the last 10 years," said Dr. William B. Karesh, a wildlife veterinarian and chief of health policy for the EcoHealth Alliance, which tracks animal-human outbreaks. "Compared to H5N1 and SARS, we're getting on top of these diseases much, much faster."
 
In her closing remarks on Monday at the annual meeting of the world's health ministers, Dr. Margaret Chan, director-general of the World Health Organization, said the virus was now her "greatest concern."

Until experts figure out where it hides and how it infects humans, "we are empty-handed when it comes to prevention," she said. "These are alarm bells, and we must respond."

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But they STILL haven't gotten on top of the virus that causes CFS, leaving them "empty-handed when it comes to prevent[ing]" yet more people becoming infected with something that already afflicts 17 million people.

17 million.  That's exponentially more people than are affected by the virus that's now WHO's "greatest concern." 

When are they going to be concerned about us?

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