A new and deadly virus has hit the UK causing birth defects and miscarriages in sheep across England. The Schmallenberg virus has now been reported on 83 farms in England with the National Farmers' Union urging farmers who suspect infection on their properties to alert authorities immediately.
I made the mistake of watching Contagion at the movies a couple weeks before having my flu jab. Never before have I been so acutely aware of the sniffles and stifled coughs of strangers sitting near me in the audience. Incredible, I thought, how one tiny little virus can cause such devastation.