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E-M:/ Fish killing virus spreading in the great lakes.

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By Susan Saulny

CHICAGO, April 20 -- A virus that has already killed tens of thousands
of fish in the eastern Great Lakes is spreading, scientists said, and
now threatens almost two dozen aquatic species over a wide swath of
the lakes and nearby waterways.

The virus, a mutated pathogen not native to North America that causes
hemorrhaging and organ failure, is not harmful to humans, even if they
eat contaminated fish. But it is devastating to the ecosystem and so
unfamiliar, experts said, that its full biological impact might not be
clear for years. It is also having a significant impact on the lakes'
$4 billion fishing industry.


The New York Times (pg.
A4), Apr. 21, 2007 via Rachel's...

Another import from another country. Runaway capitalism...

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