Swine flu (sorry, "H1N1 influenza") is very much in the news of Nova Scotia lately. There's a fair bit of paranoia about it, too. Not in my own office, but others have told me about their experiences. One woman who returned from a vacation in Mexico was told not to come into the office the rest of the week because her co-workers didn't want her there (she had absolutely no signs of illness.) Another guy was also sent home for the rest of the week after returning from vacation with a cold...the twist is that he'd been vacationing in the Dominican Republic, not Mexico!! It's understandable to take precautions, but I think a few folks need to educate themselves about this virus. Easy to see how mass hysteria can build during a pandemic.
Oh and I would have posted a language warning first, but didn't want to spoil the cartoon's ending... :`)