February 21st, 2006 | researchmaterial
Humans are accumulating new pathogens at a rate of one per year, they said.
“This accumulation of new pathogens has been going on for millennia – this is how we acquired TB, malaria, smallpox… But at the moment, this accumulation does seem to be happening very fast. So it seems there is something special about modern times – these are good times for pathogens to be invading the human population…”
(Um. I’ll bring the happy and shiny stuff later, okay?)