24 January 2009

Filipino Ebola


Thank the heavens, it's Filipino (singular!) and not FilipinoS, yet.
At least one person has tested positive for the Ebola-Reston virus in the Philippines, where the disease has broken out in pigs at two farms north of the capital, the government said on Friday.

Health Secretary Francisco Duque
told a news conference that there was little immediate health risk but experts warned the virus' jump to humans was a concern.

"This presents a negligible risk to human health," Duque said
. ~ Reuters, 23 Jan 2009

Negligible risk?

I think that's a hasty conclusion.

UPDATE on 30 Jan. 2009 ---

Still no immediate health risk but still a concern. From one person to five people now. What's next?
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