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    Re: Scientists identify new lethal virus in Africa

    Quote Originally Posted by Orius View Post
    Aside from the more developed nations, most of the governments in Africa don't have that much control over their people, either because of lack of infrastructure or simply no man power. Second to that, you have to realize that condoms really need to be in the consciousness of people as they grow up, and a lot of that has to do with the media.

    In countries where people are still living subsistence level and don't have daily exposure to imagery or dialogue about birth control, condoms are not second nature like they are (more so) for people in the West.

    As for disease in general... it spreads due to lack of development. With development comes hygiene practices, as well as the products to accomplish this. I think it's a bit of an overstatement to say that everyone there is willfully ignorant... a lot of people are simply ignorant, period.
    who is saying that they are willfully ignorant? I am saying that there are many who are willfully practicing unsafe sex in the presence of options to do otherwise....It even happens in developed countries....
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    Re: Scientists identify new lethal virus in Africa

    I am surprised that no one has brought up the possibility of the virus mutating int an air born strain that could be spread world wide in a matter of days by one infected contagious person climbing on a crowded plane then walking through a crowded terminal contaminating untold numbers. It's a real possibility and who's to say that a suicide terrorist couldn't be deliberately infected and spend 24 hours traveling all over just to spread death as wide as possible as fast as possible?
    Just a thought.

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    Re: Scientists identify new lethal virus in Africa

    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    who is saying that they are willfully ignorant? I am saying that there are many who are willfully practicing unsafe sex in the presence of options to do otherwise....It even happens in developed countries....
    Though its not as if these "options to do otherwise" are omnipresent

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    Re: Scientists identify new lethal virus in Africa

    Quote Originally Posted by tlmorg02 View Post
    Let's hope it remains contained. I read today also that a new form of Malaria was found in Malaysia that is resistant to the current vaccine. Of course as humans are at the top of the food chain, nature finds a predator to get us, unfortunately those predators are microscopic.
    How is something like this going to be contained?
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