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Sex After a Field Trip Yields Scientific Discovery

samzenpus posted about 3 years ago | from the congratulations-on-your-infection dept.

Medicine 143

sciencehabit writes "A US vector biologist appears to have accidentally written virological history simply by having sex with his wife after returning from a field trip to Senegal. A study just released in Emerging Infectious Diseases suggests that the researcher, Brian Foy of Colorado State University, passed to his wife the Zika virus, an obscure pathogen that causes joint pains and extreme fatigue. If so, it would be the first documented case of sexual transmission of an insect-borne disease. The curious case also solves a viral mystery that's been going on for years."

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Inquiring minds want to know... (2, Funny)

Moderator (189749) | about 3 years ago | (#35739702)

How many of Mr. Foy's female graduate assistants were tested for the disease?

For all we know, there could be an outbreak going on right now at the CSU campus.

Re:Inquiring minds want to know... (1)

PDX (412820) | about 3 years ago | (#35739942)

Pay no attention to the presence of sentient insects living on Earth. They are legal aliens of the United States of America. All legal aliens have already been screened for infectious diseases. That doesn't mean that they can't contract our diseases. They knew the risks when they decided to come here.

Re:Inquiring minds want to know... (0)

blair1q (305137) | about 3 years ago | (#35740292)

What they really want to know is, if you can get an insect-vectored disease from sexual contact, can you get a sexually-vectored disease from sitting on a toilet seat? Or AIDS from shaking hands? And so on...

Re:Inquiring minds want to know... (1)

davester666 (731373) | about 3 years ago | (#35740928)

And the insects are wondering whether they should require humans to mark themselves in some way to indicate whether they are STD free or not...

Re:Inquiring minds want to know... (2)

jcrb (187104) | about 3 years ago | (#35741282)

For the insects its not an STD, its a DTD..... Dining Transmitted Disease.... or I suppose it could be an STD.... Snacking Transmitted Disease?

Re:Inquiring minds want to know... (1)

MBC1977 (978793) | about 3 years ago | (#35741298)

"...can you get a sexually-vectored disease from sitting on a toilet seat?"

You should ask this guy [cnn.com] . I'm sure he may have an answer for that.

Re:Inquiring minds want to know... (3, Insightful)

fractoid (1076465) | about 3 years ago | (#35741198)

How many of Mr. Foy's female graduate assistants were tested for the disease?

For all we know, there could be an outbreak going on right now at the CSU campus.

More importantly, how many mosquitoes are there around Mr. Foy's home and/or workplace? I mean, it's a friggin mosquito-borne disease. Living in the same house as his wife, you'd expect it to be as likely for them to both be bitten by the same mosquito as it would be for a disease to spread in a manner previously thought impossible.

Asked and answered. (4, Informative)

Oxford_Comma_Lover (1679530) | about 3 years ago | (#35741288)

They considered that, but circumstantial evidence pointed to sexual transmission. According to TFA, the virus has to complete a 2-week life cycle within the insect before it can infect the next human; Foy's wife fell ill just 9 days after his return. Thus she did not get it from an insect bite. In addition, the mosquitoes in that region are not known carriers. (Different species.)

Re:Asked and answered. (1)

Alex Belits (437) | about 3 years ago | (#35741640)

But then wouldn't it be more likely that he brought an infected mosquito somewhere in his baggage?

Occam's Razor (3, Interesting)

Arrepiadd (688829) | about 3 years ago | (#35742216)

"Sex transmits a disease just like it has been documents to happen in boars." (see TFA)
vs
"A mosquito gets in his (most likely) crappy, soft shell backpack in Senegal, stays inside it for two days while crossing a third of the globe, manages to survive the beating while being thrown around in the Senegalese roads and at two or three different airports, survives some cold temperatures in the cargo bay of an airplane (is stuff stored at room temperature or slightly below there?) gets safe and sound to his home and then chooses to infect only the person he had sex with but none of his kids.

Yes, you're right it sounds much more likely the tiny bug survived all that.

Re:Asked and answered. (1)

ArsenneLupin (766289) | about 3 years ago | (#35742250)

But then wouldn't it be more likely that he brought an infected mosquito somewhere in his baggage?

Exactly. It can happen with cockroaches, so why not with mosquitoes?

Re:Inquiring minds want to know... (1)

oztiks (921504) | about 3 years ago | (#35741696)

Sex with insects ... insectality? arthroality? arachnidality? what would be the proper terminology for this?

blood transmittable implies sexually transmittable (0, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#35739710)

TFS is full of shit. Blood transmittable implies sexually transmittable.

Re:blood transmittable implies sexually transmitta (2)

durrr (1316311) | about 3 years ago | (#35739828)

Not really.
Consider that infection risk from tainted blood transfusion is 95% for HIV. While vaginal intercourse is 0.03%
If the virus is much less infectious it probably becomes extremely unlikely for sexual transmission. Sortof like airborn transmission of HIV is also possible if you sneeze out a chunk of blood phlegm when someone is yawning nearby, but so extremely unlikely that it's not really worth mentioning.

Re:blood transmittable implies sexually transmitta (1)

durrr (1316311) | about 3 years ago | (#35739838)

0.3% might be the correct value for vanilla sex, it's suprisingly low anyhow.

Re:blood transmittable implies sexually transmitta (1)

fractoid (1076465) | about 3 years ago | (#35741214)

0.3% might be the correct value for vanilla sex, it's suprisingly low anyhow.

Whereas the risk is somewhat higher for chocolate sex, and extremely high for strawberry sex?

Re:blood transmittable implies sexually transmitta (1)

Cidolfas (1358603) | about 3 years ago | (#35741252)

Have you had chocolate sex? Worth it. Strawberry sex is kinda meh to me though.

Re:blood transmittable implies sexually transmitta (0)

maroberts (15852) | about 3 years ago | (#35741870)

Strawberry sex is kinda meh to me though.

You forgot the whipped cream ;-)

Re:blood transmittable implies sexually transmitta (0)

ArsenneLupin (766289) | about 3 years ago | (#35742146)

You forgot the whipped cream ;-)

... but how do you get any whipped cream, if it doesn't turn you on?

Re:blood transmittable implies sexually transmitta (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#35741280)

Rocky Road!

Re:blood transmittable implies sexually transmitta (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#35741554)

Neapolitan Sex sounds nice right about now...

Re:blood transmittable implies sexually transmitta (1)

jdpars (1480913) | about 3 years ago | (#35739858)

Does every disease work the same way with every bodily fluid? I'm no biologist, but I doubt it.

Re:blood transmittable implies sexually transmitta (1)

durrr (1316311) | about 3 years ago | (#35740026)

When it comes to viral infections the viral load of the fluid is a decent indicator.

Re:blood transmittable implies sexually transmitta (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#35741610)

Depends on how you want to define "work". Most blood-borne viruses are actually unable to penetrate the skin, they simply don't have the correct proteins to bind the the receptors. Mucus membranes(like those found in genitalia) seem to be easier to infect, but still a lot of viruses cannot. The problem is when you have cuts(often times microscopic) in the skin, that allows viruses that are usually only found in blood to "escape" the blood of the seropositive person and also allows them to find another opening into the blood stream in the seronegative person.

This is most likely how Hepatitis-C is spread via sexual contact. Note that most doctors do not consider Hep-C to be an STD because although possible, it's actually incredibly rare for Hep-C to be transmitted sexually as it probably requires cuts on both partners to actually be infections. ANd even then the rate of infection is probably pretty low.

Re:blood transmittable implies sexually transmitta (1)

ArsenneLupin (766289) | about 3 years ago | (#35742048)

Does every disease work the same way with every bodily fluid?

No. Case in point, HIV: high virus content in blood and sperm, low content in spit. And spit actually kills it. That's why a blowjob is so much safer than other kinds of sex, even without a (weird tasting) rubber...

Apparently, you can even give a blowjob right after going to the dentist, without any risk to either of you (but it might not be very comfortable, obviously...)

Re:blood transmittable implies sexually transmitta (1)

kenwd0elq (985465) | about 3 years ago | (#35740118)

That low for female to male transmission perhaps; male to female transmission is far higher. When you inject a tainted fluid (either blood or semen) into the body, it's a whole lot more infectious than merely being immersed for a few moments in the fluid.

Re:blood transmittable implies sexually transmitta (3, Funny)

theshowmecanuck (703852) | about 3 years ago | (#35740226)

What if what really happened is he gave his wife Senegalese crabs?

Re:blood transmittable implies sexually transmitta (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#35740616)

If I could mod you up I would.

Re:blood transmittable implies sexually transmitta (1)

kestasjk (933987) | about 3 years ago | (#35740412)

Only for people where intercourse involves the transfer of blood from one person's bloodstream to the other person's bloodstream (and in large enough quantities that viruses reach their target cells, which could be in a completely different part of the body).

Re:blood transmittable implies sexually transmitta (1)

swamp_ig (466489) | about 3 years ago | (#35741740)

Hepatitis C is highly contagious for blood borne contact (ie: between IV drug users) but there have been no recorded sexual transmissions.

Re:blood transmittable implies sexually transmitta (2)

antifoidulus (807088) | about 3 years ago | (#35741806)

Yes there have. From 'kipedia [wikipedia.org]

Sexual transmission of HCV is considered to be rare. Studies show the risk of sexual transmission in heterosexual, monogamous relationships is extremely rare or even nil.[22][23] The CDC does recommend the use of condoms between long-term monogamous discordant couples (where one partner is positive and the other is negative).[24] However, because of the high prevalence of hepatitis C, this small risk may translate into a nontrivial number of cases transmitted by sexual routes. Vaginal penetrative sex is believed to have a lower risk of transmission than sexual practices that involve higher levels of trauma to anogenital mucosa (anal penetrative sex, fisting, or use of sex toys).[25]

The reason it's so rare is it essentially requires broken skin on both partners, and for the virus to find it's way out of the wound on the infected partner into a wound on the other infected partner(or for hetero sex, the infected partner to be a menstruating woman). So yeah, it's rare, but it's certainly not impossible. This is also why it's not really considered an STD, it's PRIMARY infection vector is not sexual contact.

So... (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#35739712)

Who did he get from in the first place? A fly? Sure you did, says his wife.

This just in... (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#35739746)

A nerd just contributed to the human race. In other news Gary Colman rises from the dead.

I'm willing.... (4, Funny)

Lord_of_the_nerf (895604) | about 3 years ago | (#35739754)

...to act as a control if you want.

I'll be in the booth with no disease and Christina Hendricks. For science of course.

Re:I'm willing.... (5, Funny)

MyLongNickName (822545) | about 3 years ago | (#35739766)

You already are in the "no sex" control group. Thanks for your contribution.

Re:I'm willing.... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#35739806)

Ha!

Re:I'm willing.... (5, Funny)

syousef (465911) | about 3 years ago | (#35739976)

You already are in the "no sex" control group. Thanks for your contribution.

It might not be valid scientifically but so is Brian Foy, for the foreseeable future I would think.

Re:I'm willing.... (1)

228e2 (934443) | about 3 years ago | (#35740470)

This is probably the only truly funny "virgin nerd" response I've ever seen on slashdot. Good one.

Great discovery (0, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#35739782)

Since every new discovery has to be proven by third party, I'm looking for some female volunteers.

Re:Great discovery (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#35739836)

Since every new discovery has to be proven by third party, I'm looking for some female volunteers.

There's a cage with female lab rats - have at it.

Oh, don't worry about the squealing. It's just their way of saying it's too small.

I think I saw this on TV (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#35739794)

The puzzle was solved by a brilliant yet socially inept doctor and his group of attractive assistants. At first they thought it was Lupis...

Nice job (1)

Stratoukos (1446161) | about 3 years ago | (#35739820)

His wife must be excited!

Re:Nice job (2)

grcumb (781340) | about 3 years ago | (#35739972)

His wife must be excited!

I doubt it. Seriously:

  1. They have sex.
  2. Afterwards, she experiences 'joint pains and extreme fatigue'.
  3. They immediately figure that these symptoms are caused by a virus???

What kind of lame-ass, geriatric sex do these people have?!?

Re:Nice job (1)

Anne_Nonymous (313852) | about 3 years ago | (#35739994)

Plus, not only isn't she getting any oral, he's not even kissing her.

Re:Nice job (1)

rubycodez (864176) | about 3 years ago | (#35740258)

and she's not giving head either. Bet they do it missionary style under the covers in the dark, every time. Could put their sexual encounters in a PG-13 movie....

Re:Nice job (4, Funny)

Darinbob (1142669) | about 3 years ago | (#35740162)

Add to this all the inconvenience of being followed around all day by researchers documenting her every move, hoping to catch any mating procedures on film.

Re:Nice job (1)

LordNacho (1909280) | about 3 years ago | (#35741856)

Add to this all the inconvenience of being followed around all day by researchers documenting her every move, hoping to catch any mating procedures on film.

I always wondered what Attenborough on Humans would sound like... "And here... he buys her a drink. Alas, this time she drinks it... has a second look... and gives him the wrong number..."

he is lying (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#35739842)

i think he had sex with the mosquito

wait... (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#35739890)

So he's blaming a mosquito for the sexual virus he got? Either he's into that sort of thing (with mosquitos) or he's a really bad liar. Just tell your wife that you were cheating on her already.

Scientific method (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#35739900)

This process cannot be verified until the sex has been peer reviewed!

It should also be published in a reputable scientific journal!

Hey, baby (2)

Sean_Inconsequential (1883900) | about 3 years ago | (#35739920)

Hey, baby, want to make virological history?

Eww, wait... no, that came out wrong. GAH! No, it didn't come out wrong like that... Someone isn't getting laid tonight. Sheesh, I am terrible at pick-up lines.

Re:Hey, baby (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#35741212)

Hey baby... what's a pretty thing like you, doing in a place like this?

With women, compliments is your best weapon. Remember, when you two are together, it's all about her, and nothing about you. Use self-depracating humor and you can get all the chicks you want (like Conan O'Brien --- the guy is 6'4, and never mentions it). All your achievements should already be evident with your physical fitness, your credit card, and your social network.

Re:Hey, baby (2)

maxwell demon (590494) | about 3 years ago | (#35741742)

All your achievements should already be evident with your physical fitness, your credit card, and your social network.

Ah, I understand: To get laid, I should keep myself fit, get a credit card, and start my own version of facebook. :-)

Great example of good news, bad news (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#35739938)

The bad news is that you won't be around to see my collect the Nobel Prize.

Who was having sex with whom again? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#35739998)

From the article:

in an interview with Science, he confirmed that he is the anonymous "patient 1"; his Ph.D. student Kevin Kobylinski, who accompanied him on the trip to Senegal and also got sick, is "patient 2." Foy's wife, Joy Chilson Foy, a nurse at the Poudre Valley Hospital in Fort Collins, is "patient 3"

So Foy gave the virus to his student and his wife? Huh?

Re:Who was having sex with whom again? (5, Funny)

GodfatherofSoul (174979) | about 3 years ago | (#35740238)

Both the doctor and student got the disease from insects in Senegal. The doctor returned home and infected his wife. But, being a grad student, even if he did screw his wife the doctor would still get the credit.

Re:Who was having sex with whom again? (1)

Locke2005 (849178) | about 3 years ago | (#35741080)

But, being a grad student, even if he did screw his wife the doctor would still get the credit.

Damn, the things you see when you've already run out of mod points!

Re:Who was having sex with whom again? (0)

ArsenneLupin (766289) | about 3 years ago | (#35742068)

So Foy gave the virus to his student and his wife? Huh?

First possible answer: why the homophobic "Huh?"
Second possible answer: Foy gave the virus to his wife who gave it to his student...

jesus infactdead during sex with mary mandolin? (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#35740004)

unproven of course, whether or not he or she had bugs, or sex, but whatever happened, it launched a series of fictional literary works, that continues to misinform its' readers even today? like being on both sides & in the middle? has anyone looked in the sky lately? star gazing & hand waving is about to make a big comeback?

spys like us?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDVt_hSo_EU&NR=1

whatever happens, we'll look to the honest accurate history presented by the genuine native american elders rising bird of prey leadership initiative (teepeeleaks etchings). the natives still have no words to describe what happened, after we discovered, then killed most of them. they do however describe a place of pristine environment. no shortages. no pollution. no war/killing etc... that was here. around 400 years ago. the real truth & history, seems to be catching up with us a bit, just as more fatal deception is being served up faster every day? there was never any such thing as wampum. no princesses. no rulers. savages? we are, yet today, by fearful thoughtless complicity, which should not be confused with innocence.

It was a fly! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#35740054)

I got bit by a fly baby, I swear!

brian d foy (1)

Coppit (2441) | about 3 years ago | (#35740130)

He's also a Perl guru [amazon.com] , and has the chutzpah to stop using capitals [pair.com] , even for official publications.

Reminds me of the intro to a talk once. "My name is Chromatic. You can call me Chromatic."

Also reminds me of Robby [ksu.edu] , the only academic one-name I've ever heard of.

-- coppit (whose nick is easily traceable to his real name)

Re:brian d foy (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#35740274)

Nope, Different guy. Says so on your second link.

Not the same person (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#35740278)

if you go to brian d foy's web page about his name:

    http://www252.pair.com/~comdog/style.html

People I am not

Brian D. Foy, Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology, College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, Colorado State University

Re:Not the same person (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#35740844)

Oh my god, I just totally went off on an hour-long tangent reading all about brian d foy and all the various threads and pages about him and his work with perl and whatnot because of the post you replied to. Why oh why didn't I read your reply before heading off, or at least hit the bottom of brian's page where your quote comes from.

Re:brian d foy (2)

thegrassyknowl (762218) | about 3 years ago | (#35740364)

"People I am not: Brian D. Foy, Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology, College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, Colorado State University"

Hmmmmm

MANDRAKE !!! HIS ESSENSE !! BODILY FLUIDS !! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#35740152)

It is all part of the plan, Mandrake.

Eeewwww! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#35740182)

"the first documented case of sexual transmission of an insect-borne disease"

What insect did he have sex with?

Uh... (3, Funny)

bmo (77928) | about 3 years ago | (#35740290)

"If so, it would be the first documented case of sexual transmission of an insect-borne disease. "

There's a skeeter on my peter, whack it off
There's another on my brother, whack it off
There's a dozen on my cousin's
I can hear the bastards buzzin'
There's a skeeter on my peter, whack it off
- John Valby

Sung by Boy Scouts around campfires everywhere since 1960

--
BMO

Re:Uh... (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#35740426)

Leprosy
All my skin is falling off of me
I'm not half the man I used to be
Oh I believe in leprosy

Syphilis
It all started with a simple kiss
Now it hurts to even take a piss
Oh how did I get syphilis

Why her box was sick
I don't know
She wouldn't say

But now my dripping dick
Won't get thick
Like yesterday

Yesterday
My cock was always coming out to play
Now it needs two weeks to hide away
Oh I believe in yesterday

- John Valby

And who can ever forget "The Ballad of Big Ass Lil and Yukon Pete"!

Re:Uh... (5, Funny)

Kozz (7764) | about 3 years ago | (#35740780)

Hmm. I think you and I must have gone to very different Boy Scout camps. (The difference is probably some kind of lawsuit).

Re:Uh... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#35741272)

I thought it was ....

There's a peter on my pecker whack it off!
There's another in my skeeter whack it off!
There's two inside my cousin,
and you can hear the bastards coming,
There's a peter on my pecker whack it off!

Not to be confused....

Re:Uh... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#35741914)

First time I've heard that one, and I spat my coffee everywhere. Bravo, sir.

Reflexive property of infection (1)

degeneratemonkey (1405019) | about 3 years ago | (#35740318)

How long do we have before the mosquitoes start squirting HIV all over the place?

/not a biologist

Re:Reflexive property of infection (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#35740742)

Basically never.
Mosquitoes were once considered as a possibility for transmission of HIV however there have been no cases of that happening. HIV is digested inside the mosquito and cannot enter the salivary glands and duct that all out flowing fluids go through. It is possible, however absurdly unlikely for it to be passed via contamination. The concentration of HIV in the blood stream is relatively low, so the chances of infected blood entering a person, either from the mouth parts of the mosquito or from the stomach, aren't even worth considering. Blood from a smashed mosquito's stomach traveling into the hole it just made? It just doesn't happen.

Re:Reflexive property of infection (1)

maxwell demon (590494) | about 3 years ago | (#35741794)

It is possible, however absurdly unlikely for it to be passed via contamination. The concentration of HIV in the blood stream is relatively low, so the chances of infected blood entering a person, either from the mouth parts of the mosquito or from the stomach, aren't even worth considering.

So why can infection happen through the needle of a drug addict? After all, I'd expect that the blood contamination of such a needle should also be extremely low.

Re:Reflexive property of infection (1)

goose-incarnated (1145029) | about 3 years ago | (#35741808)

Basically never. Mosquitoes were once considered as a possibility for transmission of HIV however there have been no cases of that happening.

Viruses can't evolve?

Was he cheating? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#35740384)

Who knows if he (patient 1) got the disease from a mosquito as he claims or another way, but it wasn't his PhD grad students he was screwing around with, it was the paper's co-author (patient 3) as his wife (patient 2) now knows.

FTFA: 'And yes, as the paper puts it, "patients 1 and 3 reported having vaginal sexual intercourse in the days after patient 1 returned home but before the onset of his clinical illness." ("My wife wasn't happy with what happened afterwards," Foy adds.)'

Captcha: authors (HA!)

Re:Was he cheating? (1)

phoebus1553 (522577) | about 3 years ago | (#35740450)

Who knows if he (patient 1) got the disease from a mosquito as he claims or another way, but it wasn't his PhD grad students he was screwing around with, it was the paper's co-author (patient 3) as his wife (patient 2) now knows.

Lets put 1 and 2's illnesses together, with this statement in mind:

and moreover, the virus has to complete a 2-week life cycle within the insect before it can infect the next human; Foy's wife fell ill just 9 days after his return

So given that both 1 and 2 became ill in roughly the same time, 5 days after their return, it's unlikely that one became infected and then infected the other that close to the 'bite'.

Hokum? (2)

theBully (1056930) | about 3 years ago | (#35740606)

This story is speculative at best. The article itself reads:

There is no direct evidence that Foy's wife was infected through sexual contact, but the circumstantial evidence is strong.

Would it be possible that the virus got transmitted by direct contact of open wounds on the two? (Like scratches, sores, etc....). I would not exclude the possibility

I work in life sciences and I know for a fact that in order to have scientific proof for something like this you would need to have it confirmed in a quite large number of subjects. A single suspected instance of the transmission is far from being a scientific discovery .

I have to agree though, it makes for a good, attractive title. Coming up next on sciencemag.org: "Sex uncovers wormhole! A scientist finds that after having had sex for 10 hours he traveled backwards in time to find himself at only four minutes after having started....". Stay Tuned.

Other story more interesting (1)

SEWilco (27983) | about 3 years ago | (#35740610)

I find the story "Mono Comes To Android" to be more interesting, and a greater biological challenge.

Re:Other story more interesting (1)

AVryhof (142320) | about 3 years ago | (#35742712)

It might explain the slugishness of the interface and short battery life on some Android devices.

Just made for TV diagnosis (1)

irving47 (73147) | about 3 years ago | (#35740718)

I've seen too many episodes of House. I can just see it now... Wilson at home or in his office, ticked off because House has somehow let mosquitos into the office, but chewing him out for something else entirely. Just as he's about to go off on another tangent, Wilson says, "Die, you malaria-spreading bitch!" (because we know only female mosquitos bite) all of a sudden, House will remember this article, get that weird vacant, distant look on his face, and leave the room. Wilson will kill another mosquito.

Go Science! Babe! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#35740830)

Sciencing is Fuun. :D

Re:Go Science! Babe! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#35740880)

wait...Doh!

If I was her (1)

alta (1263) | about 3 years ago | (#35741168)

I would have told him to take his little souvenir back where it came from.

The part they miss here, is the transmission from him to his wife was NOT the FIRST time that's ever happened.... But the second!

Brilliant discovery (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#35741888)

She must be thrilled.

Scientific discussion at home: (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#35742064)

"Honey, I got it from a skeeter! Honestly!"
"......!?!?! I want a divorce, YOU PERVERT!"

Note to self... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#35742206)

Stay out of those damn countries.

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