- Delirium, the fever gets so high
- An epidemic of epidemics
- Arno Karlen, Man & Microbes
- Why and why now:
- 1. Environmental Changes
- 2. Smaller World
- 3. Complacency?
- 4. Part of the natural order?
What has changed to allowed this epidemics of epidemics to happen: Environmental, like deforesting, climate change, our ability to get on a plane and travel means this interaction between man and microbes isn’t necessarily localized anymore. Examples a.) Hemorrhagic Fevers: Marburg(green monkeys), Lassa, Ebola
New form of flu, multi-drug resistant tuberculosis, BSE, MRSA, hemorrhaging and multi organ failure.
Lab animals become very important vectors.
(Marburg as a weapon?)