What New Things Are Going To Kill Me?

As we make headway against the old diseases, the ticking time bomb in the next century will be the new microbes-- natural and man-made

Remember in the movie Aliens when Hudson asked, "Is this gonna be a stand-up fight, sir, or another bug hunt?" Well, the 21st century is going to be one hell of a bug hunt. There's no doubt that eerie new infectious diseases will appear, and the struggles against some of them will make the fight against the AIDS virus look like the opening battle of a war. Of course, by then there will probably be a vaccine for AIDS, and the shot will cost a few dollars or be given for free.

Today new viruses are coming out of nature and...

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