As Earth warms, virus from tropics mo...

As Earth warms, virus from tropics moves to Italy

There are 3 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Dec 22, 2007, titled As Earth warms, virus from tropics moves to Italy. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

Panic was spreading through this tidy village of 2,000 in August as one person after another fell ill with weeks of high fever, exhaustion and excruciating bone pain, just as most of Italy was enjoying ...

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Darkwater

United States

#1 Dec 23, 2007
How about this theory. Maybe the mosquitoes just want to immigrate to Italy because they were carried by the wind.

“What type of f--kery is this??”

Since: Dec 07

South Shore/Chatham

#4 Jan 3, 2008
mike1950 wrote:
who cares? phukkem.
Guess you'll care when you come down with something that no one can diagnosis and upon autopsy they find out it was something that was indeginous to Outer Mongolia or something like that...

Remember...EVERYTHING IS CONNECTED!!!
Nathan

Liverpool, UK

#5 Jan 13, 2008
I do buy wind movement, as we got a dose of blue tongue in the UK. But you cant argue that these so called tropical diseases are moving north. For example, wqe already have the mosquito vector, anophelines over here. all we need is a few more degrees and we have a nice habitat for P. vivax, ovule and malariea. I can imagine a world in the uk in the not too distant future where there will be schistosomes in the lakes, malaria/leishmaniasis/oncocerc iasis/filariasis in the air, rabies/anthrax in our animals. It's all getting a bit scary, but it makes jobs for medical parasitologists and microbiologists

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