Natural selection

The news is out: [COLUMBIA, S.C. — What began as a spike in reported hepatitis A cases in Aiken County has now spread to other parts of South Carolina, prompting public health officials to declare a statewide outbreak.
Since Nov. 1, South Carolina has recorded 86 reported cases of the contagious disease. State Epidemiologist Linda Bell said Monday that’s more than four times what state officials normally expect to see. Over the last 10 years, South Carolina averaged 19 reported cases of hepatitis A annually.
Most of the new cases have occurred in Aiken County, and almost half of all cases involve individuals who reported drug use, Bell said.
Still, the general population needn’t be overly concerned, she said.]
Sending my thoughts and prayers to South Carolina. Natural selection in progress.

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