|"Look its Patient Zero, TAKE' HER DOWN!"|
'is this it? is this Patient Zero of the next great pandemic?'
What is the correct etiquette in this situation? pass them a hanky, douse them in disinfectant, yell at them "way to to doom the planet sneezy."
This week saw 4197 cases of Whooping Cough (Pertussis) since the start of the year in Victoria. This is twice the numbers for the same period in 2010. The Chief Health Officer of Victoria provided these figures
In 2008 there were 1673 cases
2009 there were 3736
2010 a total of 6736
anyone else spotting a trend here?
My reason_for_living, a mild mannered academic at a major metropolitan university, (that's a fib she's never been mild mannered) was notified of a case of diphtheria in the university. That's right
The New South Wales health department describes this disease as
As a contagious and potentially life threatening bacterial infection, a common cause of death in children up until the 1940s but has now almost disappeared in Australia due to immunization