Organizers of last weekend’s PAX convention in Seattle have reported that there are confirmed swine flu cases among attendees. The news comes by way of the show’s official Twitter feed. A Boston game developer who was at PAX was reportedly the first official case.
But he’s not the only one. An updated list of post-PAX flights taken by additional confirmed swine flu sufferers includes planes headed to Boston, Chicago, Denver, Atlanta and St. Louis. Thus are epidemics spread.
Kotaku has a quote on the outbreak from Robert Khoo of Penny Arcade:
This is the real thing. If you get this number of people together in this close a proximity it is the perfect storm for these kind of wild fire virus spreads. We just want to make sure everyone is informed.
For more information on swine flu, check out the web page of the Center for Disease Control.