Talk:Viral disease

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TALK discussion[edit]

An interesting article; thanks. I'll be 'watching' and assisting as I am able. I'm not a doctor, nor in the medical profession (except in homeopathics I know and use.) I know more than ten times what the general pubic knows; but beyond that, I know friends and associates that know ten times more than I do. -- Charles Edwin Shipp (talk) 18:17, 31 July 2014 (UTC)

New NEWS today (for future editing)[edit]

Headline: Dr Manny: Why are there deadly viruses in the world?

QUOTE: " There are thousands upon thousands of unique viruses documented around the world, with new ones being discovered all the time. But they somehow continue to come as a surprise to most people because it wasn’t until the 20th century that we actually started to understand these viruses and come up with solutions to control them." -- Charles Edwin Shipp (talk) 18:34, 31 July 2014 (UTC) -- PS: FYI for additional future editing.

Dr Manny gives five examples of current high interest:

  • Ebola: A deadly outbreak of the virus in West Africa that has killed over 600 people
  • Anthrax: Although not a virus, symptoms can take anywhere from one day to …
  • Marburg virus: First identified during outbreaks in Marburg and Frankfurt, Germany in 1967
  • Hantavirus: People become infected with hantavirus … infected rodents
  • HIV: Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) affects 35 million people worldwide

Charles Edwin Shipp (talk) 18:55, 31 July 2014 (UTC)

The lede can be improved[edit]

More can be said to be more descriptive than, "These are tables, ...". The lede can be improved to describe "Viruses" and "Viral disease" -- IMHO, Charles Edwin Shipp (talk) 19:07, 31 July 2014 (UTC)