I read this article today in the Taiwan News (like you do), that there has been the first diagnosed case of swine flu, err... sorry, H1N1, in Haiti.
I have a theory-- MAYBE I had the swine flu??? Diagnostics here in Haiti aren't really on par with what many of us are used to, so really, there's no way of knowing. I got this before that dude, so MAYBE I could try to fight for a diagnosis and be "that missionary" who brought swine flu to Haiti.
That's it. I have made up my mind, if the results from the dengue test are negative, I am totally starting a rumor that I introduced swine flu to Haiti. I'll say it happened like this:
Gwenn: H1N1, meet my friend, Haiti. Haiti, meet H1N1.
Haiti: Hello H1N1.
Swine flu: Please, please don't be so formal-- call me swine flu... I insist!
Haiti: How nice of you Swine Flu. Great to meet you. I have heard a lot about some of your work just over the border in the Dominican Republic. I look forward to working together with you in the very near future.
Swine flu: It's an honor Haiti. My brain overflows with all sorts of ideas and I visit with you, so I am going to cut right to the chase... Your subpar sanitation facilities could offer our kind substantial opportunities for advancement. I don't want to count my chickens before they are hatched, BUT... if we play this one right, it's possible we won't just have an epidemic on our hands, it's possible we could aspire to a higher echelon of disease-- PANDEMIC!
Haiti: Really? A Pandemic? You think we could really have a pandemic on our hands? Well, sounds good to me... I will have my people in touch with your people and we'll see what we can work out. And oh, Gwenn Mangine, thank you for the introduction. This could really end up being something-- don't worry, we won't forget to give you the credit.