Originally Posted by kittymonsters
Z, the disease you had is called hand, foot and mouth and it is caused by a different virus, although in the same family as animal form of foot (hoof) and mouth disease.
The last recorded case of Hoof and mouth in humans was in 1966. It is extremely rare in humans.
well it has the same symptoms! I wonder why they called it that?
I suppose I didn't think very hard about the price of meat. I don't eat it, so I don't know how much it costs anyway.
It could do us a world of good to stop eating meat much anyway-- the price of grains is going up in part because we have to feed so many animals so that we can then eat them, and cattle-raising uses a TON of resources that we don't really have.
I wouldn't wish a viral outbreak on anything, but the economic impact of becoming less meat-dependent wouldn't be all bad. More resources for everything else, less fossil fuel usage, means the price of all the other food and everything else would go down.
Do they need the island for something that's a real threat to humans?