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Epidemic stomatitis

contagious mouth infection, usually due to group A Coxsackievirus.

See: herpangina.

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... Lazyness? Clostridia do not wash their pili after handling meat and spread all the nasty diseases evrywhere. One of the worst consequences is the epidemics of lazyness that strikes would be microbiologists that have come in contact with those nasty bugs. A last link that might help you: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/ ...

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by canalon
Mon Sep 27, 2010 6:59 pm
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: microbiology
Replies: 10
Views: 4888


... might indeed affect human height, but even this is caused by the diet and health. Generations that undergo, say, famine or encounter severe epidemics, may have shorter children, and even grandchildren. Some scientists say that this could be some kind of "energy saving" mechanism: ...

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by biohazard
Tue Jul 06, 2010 9:18 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Where do we go from here?
Replies: 41
Views: 39319

Viruses and Evolution

... If human populations were small, huge wiping-out pandemics could not happen. Before the start of agriculture, global or even continent-wide epidemics did not really happen. 2) As far as I know, there is no known virus that could infect all living things. To the contrary, vast majority of ...

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by biohazard
Mon Dec 14, 2009 10:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Viruses and Evolution
Replies: 14
Views: 8307

Artificial Life Created

... one of us might do something crazy, compared to Nature which we think works slowly (colliding asteroids)? What however is slow about the plague epidemics or about the next pandemic flu virus?

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by genovese
Sun Nov 25, 2007 8:10 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Artificial Life Created
Replies: 53
Views: 28088

Evolution - Natural Selection FLAWED?

... managing their population on the basis of their food resources. Population was regulated not by elimination of the weak through factors like epidemics or starvation, but by instinctive control mechanisms. In other words, animals controlled their numbers not by fierce competition, as Darwin ...

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by Thermopylae
Sun Feb 18, 2007 3:52 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Evolution - Natural Selection FLAWED?
Replies: 9
Views: 25229
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