Media frenzy distorts true picture of human epidemic

 作者:雍门赂     |      日期:2019-03-06 03:14:03
By Damian Carrington “This year the incidence of cases pretty much mirrors last year,” says epidemiologist Azra Ghani of Imperial College, London. “The figures show that the epidemic doesn’t appear to be worsening, she says. Reports suggesting that the number of new cases is accelerating were based on the contrast between older figures. By the end of August 1999, six cases had been reported, but the same period in 2000 saw 19 cases. This year the number is 17. James Ironside of the CJD Surveillance Unit in Edinburgh told the British Association conference last week: