The H1N1 piggy flu has struck at the Penny Arcade Expo, reports… everyone. At a gathering that attracts something like a bazillion people, this could be a major issue, and PAX organizers are taking it seriously.
Penny Arcade has a list of known-to-be-infected flights and rail lines relevant to PAX, and while all medicos agree that the flu is comparatively mild when gotten by healthy people, anyone feeling symptoms are encouraged to stay home (or in their hotel room, as the case may be) in order to reduce the possibility of contagion.
There’s little reason to believe that H1N1 will be The Stand, but no one likes the flu, and big events like PAX are a petri dish for runaway infection if too many sickies mingle with the healthies. So, those with stars upon thars, enjoy the expo. Those without, get some rest, drink some fluids, see a doctor if possible… and get well soon!