- Oct 14, 2009
This.thaluikhain said:1.Kmadden2004 said:So, on a scale of 1 to 10, how terrified should I be right now?
It is likely to horribly kill lots of people in parts of Africa where people are being killed horribly in much greater numbers by other things already.
If the same number of people were being, say, hacked to death, it'd probably not make the news.
It's an awful thing at the bottom of a very long list of horrible things.
Things like this only really happen in third world countries where there are little opportunities to keep up good hygiene and people don't understand the health dangers of touching a dead body. The medical help available, the state of medical equipment and knowledge also play a big role.