Tag: disease

Vuvuzelas Spray Millions of Spit Particles, Reaching A New Level of Annoying (& Virulent?)

By Veronique Greenwood | May 25, 2011 4:17 pm

vuvuzelaVexing. Also, gross.

The vuvuzela, that ear-splitting horn beloved by soccer fans and despised by everyone else, now has another count against it: it spews aerosolized spit like no other. And you know what travels in aerosolized spit? Germs.

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Afghanistan's Lone Pig Quarantined for Swine Flu

By Rachel Cernansky | May 6, 2009 4:28 pm

piggie2.jpgAfghanistan’s entire pig population has been quarantined. All one pig.

Adding to the list of worst responses to swine flu, the lone pig in Afghanistan, who lives at the Kabul Zoo, now has its own room, newly constructed to keep it away from people and other animals. The move was taken despite the fact that there are no pig farms in the country, and no civilian flights between Kabul and Mexico. So the chances of getting swine flu there are as close to zero as possible.

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