July 31, 2004

Mystery Chimpanzee Deaths blamed on Anthrax - the list of extinction threats to Chimps, such as destruction of forest habitat, the bushmeat trade and other diseases, now includes anthrax. Cause of death of nine chimps who died on the Ivory Coast between 2001 and 2002 has been found to be the infamous bacteria.
  • And saying so to some means nothing, Saying so to others leaves nothing to be said.
  • From the link: "We know it's there, but we have no idea where it came from - whether it has been residing in this region for ages, or whether it was introduced recently from neighbouring countries." I thought they received a lot of junk-mail from the U.S.
  • lol /nods sagely
  • Not so surprising, since anthrax spores are common in some African soils.