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  1. #1
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    * A hybrid type of virus

    Stomach Flu Spread By Contaminated Computer Keyboards

    The highly contagious norovirus, often called the stomach flu, can be passed from one person to another through contact with commonly shared items such as computer keyboards and computer mice, U.S. health officials report.

    The virus, which is common in winter and is the most frequent cause of outbreaks of vomiting and diarrhea in the United States, is often contracted in schools, at work and on cruise ships.

    On Thursday, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported on a norovirus outbreak at a Washington, D.C., elementary school last February in which some of the victims picked up the virus from contaminated computer equipment.

    Full article here (Please wash your hands before clicking on this link)

  2. #2
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    Thanks, - - I believe it's reached the UK now.
    Norovirus - also known as winter vomiting disease - is the most common cause of infectious gastroenteritis in the UK.
    more info: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/7169347.stm

    is WHT contaminated ?
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  3. #3
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    looks like god is finally doing something about the internet.

  4. #4
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    I believe I have it right now =/
    Ryan G.
    Owner
    Umgardi.ca

  5. #5
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    Thank god i wear gloves when i type..cause i am a speed typer....i am joking obviously..but i do use my own equipment at work and where ever i would use a computer so in fact i am safe!!
    Who is this infamous HTML i keep hearing of, is she cute?

  6. #6
    Somehow bundling up just doesn't quite cut it?
    Ash Slaughter, former Systems Operator for Scratch Telecom
    Oracle Ninja, Linux Admin, Java/JSP Developer, Casual C#/ADO.NET/ASP.NET Monkey, Python Programmer, CCNA.

  7. #7
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    I had this virus around 3 weeks ago. I think 2 other family members have gotten sick because of me, but we're all better now.

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