3.26.2008

Iraqi Fever named after Blackwater Mercenaries

Perfect! I hope Webster's uses their logo when one day they add the term into their dictionary.

From C&L:

Offered without comment. IPS:

Iraqi doctors in al-Anbar province warn of a new disease they call “Blackwater” that threatens the lives of thousands. The disease is named after Blackwater Worldwide, the U.S. mercenary company operating in Iraq.

“This disease is a severe form of malarial infection caused by the parasite plasmodium falciparum, which is considered the worst type of malarial infection,” Dr. Ali Hakki from Fallujah told IPS. “It is one of the complications of that infection, and not the ordinary picture of the disease. Because of it

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