Monday, August 09, 2004
HIV passed from monkeys to humans some time ago, and while no one is precisely sure how that happened, HIV now epidemic in humans and a global disaster. One very good idea of how HIV made the simian-human jump is through people eating bushmeat, which essentially means monkeys. Despite this, and many other diseases associated with bushmeats, people keep eating them. And now, other, unknown AIDS-like symptoms are showing up unattached to known HIV strains. Under most natural circumstances, the disease would die out quickly, as mostly only those eating the bushmeat would get it, but in the modern world, plagues spread like, ... well ... plagues.