Attracting California Sisters?
Neil at nwjones.demon.co.uk
Tue Jun 1 16:55:29 EDT 1999
In article <22.214.171.124.19990601003210.007e2ac0 at mail.utexas.edu>
drdn at mail.utexas.edu "Chris J. Durden" writes:
> Ok, nothing unusual here, nothing I am not exposed to from flies from my
> neighbors' dog run.
> Salmonella most of us catch at least once before we die. A little care in
> kitchen routine and food choice helps here. (Wash that chicken before you
> kook it.)
> Shigella has occurred in my locality in the last few years at least once
> among diners at a certain upscale restaurant (according to the county
> health officer to whom my case was reported), although my case showed up
> after dining on airline food.
> Staph. aureus is the beast of boils, is it not?
Indeed it is. It is common skin bacterium.
> C. botulinum sems to be the most dangerous but is out there all the time.
Of course and it needs anaerobic conditions in order to multiply.
> Seems to me that if you live anywhere where there are live butterflies
> you may encounter these other normal inhabitants of our environment. Hardly
> worth crying "WOLF" over a little butterfly bait?
> .......Chris Durden
> afterthought -
> The biggest risk seems to me to be the rapid implementation (prior to
> long term testing) of new technologies based on molecular manipulation that
> may eventually turn out to compromise our immune systems. After these we
> may be done for!
Well. It may well be the ecological effects that are more significant.
Neil Jones- Neil at nwjones.demon.co.uk http://www.nwjones.demon.co.uk/
"At some point I had to stand up and be counted. Who speaks for the
butterflies?" Andrew Lees - The quotation on his memorial at Crymlyn Bog
National Nature Reserve
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