The government has announced the first swine flu fatality outside Mexico, a two-year-old child in Texas. Drudge, needless to say, is reporting this news with the sense of decorum and responsibility he is so rightly famous for.
Having gotten suitably excited about Typhoid Maria, we can now move on to the discovery of patient zero.
Five-year-old Edgar Hernandez survived the earliest documented case of swine flu in an outbreak that has spread across four continents.He can have his ice cream after he tells us who helped him engineer the virus.
His family lives in the 3,000-person village of La Gloria in the state of Veracruz, where a flu outbreak was reported on April 2.
Lab tests confirmed that Edgar was the only patient in Veracruz to test positive for the swine flu virus; the others had contracted a common flu. Health officials had returned to Edgar's sample only after cases of the new flu strain were spotted around the country.
...Edgar has recovered and playfully credits ice cream for helping him feel better.