View Full Forums : Monkey virus link to human cancers

04-02-2004, 09:27 PM
Interesting article that links a monkey virus to human cancers.

No, people aren't fooling around with monkies in the jungles. The infection came from vaccines that were were prepared in the kidney cells of infected rhesus monkeys.

And the bummer is, that just about the time I was getting vaccinated for polio, I'm guessing, is when these infected monkey vaccines were getting used.

Very scary!

Araxx Darkroot
04-03-2004, 04:11 AM
It is largely believed that the Aids virus came from Monkeys also.

Sidetracking a little, I have seen and read that it is being studied to use Pig organs to transfer to man (and woman - so nu funny jokes), because of their almost identical similarities (I said NO JOKES), but this would allow for a whole new door to infection from a score and two thousand new bugs and viruses which could do more harm than good. Scary.

Fyyr Lu'Storm
04-03-2004, 10:43 AM
"It is largely believed that the Aids virus came from Monkeys also."

I don't doubt that at this time.

Hanta virus is over in rodents.
Flu is over in fowl and pigs.
Viruses do cause cancers, why would it not be reasonable that they are over cycling in other animals.

Actually amazed that more diseases do not cross the species barrier.

Araxx Darkroot
04-03-2004, 12:30 PM
Mad cow disease
Mad chicken disease (or whatever it is called)


04-03-2004, 02:30 PM
Fyyr, your new avatar is really ugly!