ScienceWatch: AIDs update

Researchers from the Universities of Arizona and Cambridge have analyzed stored blood serum samples to debunk the theory that HIV was brought to North America by a promiscuous flight attendant. Instead, the study suggests the virus arrived in the US around 1970, a decade before it was identified.

Read more at the Washington Post.

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This also debunks the Fleet Week 1979 Assumptions Too. 

Gaëtan Dugas – Wikipedia

Patient Zero” hypothesis. A 1984 paper linked 40 AIDS patients by sexual contact. Of those patients, Dugas was the first to experience an onset of symptoms of AIDS.

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‘Patient Zero’ study: Quebecer Gaetan Dugas did not bring HIV/AIDS to …

4 days ago – Patient Zero‘ study: Quebecer Gaetan Dugas did not bring HIV/AIDS to North America http://ow.ly/tQSH305B7v9

 

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The Ethics of Hunting Down ‘Patient Zero’

New York Times1 day ago

The alleged “Patient Zero” of the American AIDS epidemic — a French Canadian flight …

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Colonialism in Africa helped launch the HIV epidemic a century ago …

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/…africa…/gIQAyJ9aeR_story.html

Feb 27, 2012 – The history of colonialism in Africa holds the final clue. … was the mighty Congo River itself, the superhighway of Central Africa. … spread from a single explosion, a big bang of the AIDSepidemic: Ground Zero was Kinshasa.

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Pandemic – Wikipedia

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The Death of Stephanie Lee, Patient Zero – Esquire

And she was happy, for she had started to enjoy the life she had gained as the “Patient Zero” of the article Mark and I published in the …

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Zika’s Mutations: From Patient Zero to Today – The Atlantic

Tracing Zika Back to Patient Zero. Researchers must work their way backward to understand the mutations that made the disease a pandemic.

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