Friday, November 16, 2007

Totally "Bugged" Out!

Batten down the hatches, disinfect anything that has been outside your house, wash your hands, one, two, three times my lady, and remember not to let any outsiders inside your home. It’s a dangerous world out there and we need to be safe. Stock up on a huge Sam’s Club amount of Purell hand sanitizer and make sure you open all doors with your sleeve. Don’t let anyone touch you- not even your spouse!

They reported on the news this morning that there is a new “bug” sweeping across the nation. This “bug” acts like a cold, but is dangerous enough to kill people. A 19-year-old boy died from this bug already. Apparently, this cold doesn’t get better, it just keeps progressing until it hits pneumonia and eventually death.

I’m already neurotic with my OCD. This news comes shortly after the “super bug”. Antibiotics are resistant to both bugs and people are getting nervous all across the board. Now, I could be an alarmist and say terrorists are to blame, but I could be wrong of course. Seriously, if you think about it, when have we ever came across “colds” that never went away that could potentially kill us? Medical teams and doctors say that it’s because we’re taking way too many antibiotics and developing a resistance to them. But, we’re talking about kids who are getting sick and dying over this. A 19-year-old boy dying? A strong athletic 19-year-old boy? Come on. His immune system has be to strong like bull—right?

Anyway, I heard this on the news this morning and I tried to look it up because I forgot the name of this new bug. So if anyone in your office sneezes or coughs in your direction, run…run far away and spray them down with Lysol!

I'm off to pick up my surgical masks. Michael Jackson had the right idea and we all thought he was crazy!


UPDATE: The "killer cold" is called, Adenovirus. It’s usually found in boot camps and in close living quarters. It’s been around since 1955 and keeps evolving. There’s no cure for this cold- it’s a virus. You can take antiviral medication, however, you can still get a bacterial infection on top of this virus. They say to get good rest, exercise and eat a balanced diet. Of course you all know my personal advice: wash wash wash those those hands!!!

18 comments:

Leah said...

I FREAK out about this stuff too...especially with 3 little boys who see nothing disgusting about putting anything & everything in thier mouths.{gag}

Lets hop on the bandwagon & make surgical masks fashionable-the possibilites are endless!

Leesa said...

~deb: I have heard about that super-bug, and it scares the E-coli-ladened crap out of me. That super bug and MSRA. I mean, why do we meet in public places at all?

Matt-Man said...

I already wash my hands quite a bit, so I will begin drinking more. Not that it will help prevent infection, but just because it sounds good. Cheers!!

Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

Yep. This killer virus again confirms the vulnerability of even human life on this planet. And, after we all go the way of the Martians in H. G. Wells “War of the Worlds,” the virus shall inherit the earth, for whatever good it will do them with our bodies to host them.

~Deb said...

Lovely. I'll just stay in my bubble for the rest of my life...and of course bring a full stock of Ketel One & plenty of olives with me.

Jay Cam said...

oh dang thats freakin me out!
luckily i exercise everyday... so im safe, right? right!?
: )

but seriously, hope no one here or anywhere catches this virus!

~Deb said...

I hope you're using those Lysol wipes at the gym... remember, close quarters and sweaty machines = a dangerous mixture of germs!

(That's my OCD talking now!) Ignore me. ;)

GW Mush said...

Hi Deb!

Oh heck, only 10 people in America have died from that cold virus in the last 18 months, what are the odds of you guys catching it? hehe

Im more likely to die from fellow bloggers who I have annoyed and they track me down and beat me senseless, hehe

Ka chooooo....sorry... I sneezed... now where was I?

Have a nice weekend Deb and wash your hands! :)

kathi said...

No bug formed against me shall prosper! ;) Actually, I've got the sniffles and a sore throat. Rest? Gotta go look that word up in the dictionary.

~Deb said...

GW: The only blogger tracking you down is me... :D Have no worries, I'll be 4 martinis too deep to travel!

Kathi: Res: a form of relaxation that seems impossible. I hope God finally throw that yoke upon us He talks about all the time. Yolk? Yoke? Hrmm.

Nancy said...

Hi, Debster! I hope you stay healthy all winter. If it makes you feel any better, we are exposed to snotty toddlers on a regular basis and have remained relatively healthy. We wash our hands upon coming home and hope for the best!

Still, there's nothing more comforting than the hiss of a can of Lysol. I'll give you that!

ssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss...

~Deb said...

Maybe the news people are bored...more ratings, right? I hope you stay healthy!!! (Keep washing your hands though!) Maybe not as much as me, like 50 times in one day and a bottle of Purell in my back pocket! ;) And yet, I always seem to get sick. They say that being exposed to germs makes your immunity stronger. Be well, Nance!

Art said...

Ugghhh... I have a bit of that OCD meself (according to my wife). But in times like this, I'm glad I use the hand sanitizer 20 or 30 times a day!

~Deb said...

The OCD saves us!

Ricardo said...

That is a bit scary and reminds of a a bug that was on the news some years ago that was a flesh eating disease. People were losing limbs and all. Awful.

There is a pneumonia vaccine that you can get and lasts for 5 years. They don't talk about it much but it's there if you ask your doctor.

I see it this way, you can get the vaccine which will prevent the pneumonia which will prevent death. So you'll have a cold all the time but won't die. It's the only solution I tell you!!!

Miss 1999 said...

Ugh!!! I heard about that, and have been a nervous wreck! Here in East TN, there's been an outbreak of the Staph infection, that doesn't respond to anti-biotics!!! Talk about stressing out-- I don't think I'm gonna leave my house! *hugs*

Zibi said...

Still fighting off a bug I picked up a week ago... but I don't think you'll get it cos I'm way too far from you ... Take care

J R Estelle said...

There's a high school up the road from me and this past weekend they were pumping fresh, sterilized air into the gym area and ventilation system. Why, I'm not sure, but I'd bet he has something to do with these "SuperBugs", etc.

And people who don't get their kids vaccinated...come on.