I think the untreatable gonnorhea is the extinction event.
So basically, if we're relatively healthy and don't do things like...erm...let rusty slacklines cut up our legs without going to the hospital, we should be OK?
No, she had the bad luck of falling into a river after cutting herself badly. She was treated and stitched up. It was most likely the water. So the lesson is: don't go into a body of untreated water with an open wound/sore. Never suck untreated water from a lake or river deeply up into your nose (granted that's usually accidental); people have succumbed from weird microbial/fungal infections that settle deep in their sinuses and then go to the brain, and BAM, they're dead. Isn't that swell?
^ That too, but I also thought I read she was studying holistic health and initially didn't go to the hospital to be treated. She only went in when it started getting worse instead of better.
DON'T USE UNTREATED WATER IN YR NETI POT