By Robin Nelson
Take a trip to the farm and know about the gains and roles of a horse.
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Let us hope that wise governments will train navigators and equip them to explore more closely the Islands of Vole, Mouse and Lemming. The need for such research has greatly increased since 1942. Much is being learned. International bodies, especially the 48 All fall down World Health Organization, can now quickly identify strange and frightening infections. Progress is also reported in designing drugs or vaccines which attack the viruses. But, while gigantic resources are still devoted to ‘Star Wars’ or similar programs, the scale of current research is unlikely to match what is needed.
In the same year, in Arizona, 24 people went down with an at first inexplicable fever. Twelve died. The outbreak is believed 47 T H E S T O R Y O F R AT S to be related to global warming, which has led to prolonged droughts intermittently broken by exceptional rains. The rains allow sudden but brief increases in the food of wild rodents, both plants (nuts) and insects. The rodents and their viruses multiply; but the food supply soon declines and the hungry rodents invade urban areas and infect people.
It may develop into another form, septicaemic plague, in which the infection is present in the blood. Fleas can now transmit the infection without the intervention of rats. Survival from the septicaemic condition is rare. The most terrifying form is pneumonic plague, described in the apparently innocent rhyme at the head of this chapter. ) The infection affects the lungs and, without immediate treatment, is virtually a sentence of death: the infected person has about 24 hours to live. During that brief period, coughing and sneezing can transfer the infection to others.