Soil-borne bacteria kills 24 in Singapore

God, that’s more than SARS killed in the city-state. As the article says, this is not at all normal, and the government is checking to see if someone’s spreading it intentionally.

LINK IS FIXED. Damn, I wish Firefox would let me use those nice buttons MT provides to make hyperlinks.

The Discussion: 7 Comments

Is there a link to the article?

September 17, 2004 @ 11:37 pm | Comment

Yes, what’s the link? I tried to access AsiaOne (Singapore Press Holdings website)but there’s no story on this.

Cover-up? No…Singapore and HK swung into immediat action over SARS. Is this an April Fool’s Day come early?

September 18, 2004 @ 1:12 am | Comment

Link is repaired — sorry.

September 18, 2004 @ 9:36 am | Comment

Thanks Richard.

September 18, 2004 @ 10:52 pm | Comment

Actually, that reads like a freaky but perfectly natural event- bacteria mutate, and sometimes a whole lot of people have just plain bad luck all at the same time. Something like a whole lot of hurricanes hitting Florida in a matter of only a few weeks.

September 18, 2004 @ 10:55 pm | Comment

Yes, but the article also says so many deaths in such a short time is suspicious.

September 19, 2004 @ 12:18 am | Comment

Melioidosis is endemic in tropical and subtropical zones. Best known in Thailand, but there are cases from Australia to India. Just happens that the monitoring process in Singapore is a bit more stringent, so the cases are actually detected.

September 21, 2004 @ 12:59 pm | Comment

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