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Thursday, April 17, 2008

Hamster Kills Man?

A woman is suing PetSmart because she caught a virus from a hamster that then killed her husband.

Nancy Magee, from the US, claims PetSmart Inc should have warned customers the rodents carry lymphocytic choriomeningitis, a viral infection of the membranes surrounding the brain and spinal cord.

They have a picture of an adorable hamster on the linked page. I don't think that's the "guilty" party though.

Here's more on the virus from the CDC.

Only 1 percent that get it die. Geez, are they supposed to put warnings about the Plague too?

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