Oh, goodie AARRRGH, news Add comments Sep 282012 Something else to keep you up at night: New virus in Africa looks like rabies, acts like Ebola Michael the Somewhat Civilized There was a time when countries would not permit anyone to enter if the person came from a place known to have a deadly disease. I can’t imagine that restriction happening today. publiusr The real horror would be if something with 90+ mortality had a very long incubation period and was airborne. Trials are ongoing for a vaccine, but worries continue: wwwnc.cdc.gov/eid/article/2/4/96-0407_article.htm http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/eid/article/3/2/pdfs/97-0220.pdf Street crime more of a threat here: http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/ss6106a1.htm?s_cid=ss6106a1_w Glen How about smallpox? I read the book “Demon in the freezer” (by Richard Preston) years ago, but have kept it on my bookshelf.