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Flu + La Nina = Pandemic? 105

New submitter MrEricSir writes with some scary speculation from a BBC article about the confluence of climate and disease: "A correlation between illness and cold weather is nothing new but this one is very specific: La Nina changes the migratory patterns of birds which can (and often does, according to this theory) cause flu pandemics."
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Flu + La Nina = Pandemic?

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  • by plopez (54068) on Tuesday January 17, 2012 @11:52AM (#38726182) Journal

    "dang warm I can't catch it at the mall because I'm playing outside in the beautiful weather."

    Just watch out for the West Nile virus. Dengue fever is starting to show up in higher latitudes as well. Better yet, just don't leave the house. And disconnect the computer from the internet so you don't catch a virus that way either.

Computers are unreliable, but humans are even more unreliable. Any system which depends on human reliability is unreliable. -- Gilb