Friday, August 17, 2007

Global Warming Warning! -- Leishmaniasis (flesh eating disease) is caused by the bites of sand flies like these

"... scientists at the University of Hull and Kent in the U.K. warn of a dramatic uptick in the numbers of people suffering Leishmaniasis, a flesh-eating and sometimes fatal disease, should global warming continue its current course.

This festive disease is caused by a parasite transmitted through the bites of sand flies, found typically only in tropical climes. As temperatures increase, however, so will the number of countries the sand fly will find inhabitable, as it moves further north and through Europe, say university scientists."

(Read the rest of the article here,
Global Warming Wants to Eat Your Flesh
by Jasmin Malik Chua, Jersey City, USA (on 08.16.07 --click this link)
Science & Technology )

Oh yes, Jim has his first after injury Status Report covering his recovery, therapy, and future plans on his JIM'S LITTLE BLOG today (link).

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