Bird flu, mad cow disease, and now swine flu. It’s probably just a ruse engineered by farm animals to keep themselves off my dinner table.
Be that as it may, H1N1 Influenza A continues to make headlines and gamers want to know if it’s going to negatively affect that annual orgy of video game news that is E3. Last week, the ESA announced that the gaming expo would proceed as planned and the LA Convention Center Administration Department has now echoed that sentiment in comments to Eurogamer:
The swine flu has not yet affected this part of Los Angeles County (Downtown LA) and we do not expect the outbreak to spread any further than it has already. The swine flu has in fact declined over the last few days in Los Angeles County.
We hope that by the time E3 is in the building, swine flu will be a thing of the past and no longer a threat to the health of Los Angeles and the rest of the country and world.
Still, just because the ESA and LACC aren’t anticipating an issue with the swine flu doesn’t mean attendees are excused from acting like a pig:
As a precaution, guests are urged to wash their hands regularly and cover their mouths when coughing.
-Reporting from San Diego, GamePolitics correspondent Andrew Eisen…
DOCUMENT DUMP: An earlier swine flu-related statement by the LACC, issued on April 27th.