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Marilyn Manson Diagnosed with Swine Flu

Marilyn MansonUPDATE: The musician’s concert promoters deny Manson has the virus.

“Tainted Love” singer has just been revealed that he’s been tainted…with the H1N1 virus.

The 40-year-old, who lists former wife and Evan Rachel Wood among his exes, recently announced the news via his Facebook page. “So I have officially been diagnosed, by a real doctor, with THE SWINE FLU,” he wrote. “I know everyone will suggest that f****** a pig is how this disease was obtained. However, the doctor said, my past choices in women have, in ‘no way’ contributed to me acquiring this mysterious sickness. Unfortunately, I am going to survive.”

Although Manson was in the middle of a Canadian tour when the diagnosis was made, he has no intention of canceling his scheduled gigs. In fact, he was recently filmed shooting snot onto attendees at a show in Ottawa.

Marilyn is the not the first celebrity to publicly reveal a swine flu diagnosis. Back in July, it was announced that Harry Potter star Rupert Grint had missed several days of filming after contracting the virus.

Read More | Rolling Stone


Harry Potter’s Rupert Grint Contracts Swine Flu

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Movies,

Rupert GrintNo magical powers or potions could prevent from getting sick.

During the July 4th holiday, a rep for the Harry Potter said Grint had contracted the Influenza A (H1N1) virus - otherwise known as the - while filming the latest installment. Although the 20-year-old was forced to miss several days work, no production time on Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows was lost because of his absence.

“He has now recovered and is looking forward to joining his fellow cast members at the junket and premieres this week and will then return to filming directly afterwards,” a statement read.

Grint, who was not deemed to be contagious, is expected to join his co-stars this Tuesday when the gets its red carpet debut in London. The film then opens stateside on Wednesday, July 15.

Read More | Yahoo! News

Free PIGFLU Updates by Text

Swine Flu Cartoon

Is there no end of the ways to remind us that the Swine Flu (H1N1) exists? Apparently not, as this one will give you free updates with SMS messages on your cell phone. Text “PIGFLU” to 41411 and you will receive news that included CDC/WHO updates, new outbreak alerts, travel warnings and health authority information. Messages are sent one to 3 times daily and you may have to pay for text charges, depending on your phone plan.


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SickCity Tracks Disease

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Internet, Science,

SickCityNot long after we told you 3 ways to help you track the N1H1, we came across SickCity, a disease tracker for hypochondriacs. Not only does it list the ten sickest cities, it covers most countries. A part of the DIY City program, it uses Twitter (and soon Facebook) to collect information and make graphs with the use of algorithms. They are still working on some historical data, but it is still worth a look. Add your city if it is not already listed.

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Star Trek Premiere Latest Victim of Swine Flu

Star Trek logoNow that residents of Mexico are sticking as close to home as possible, movie studios are having to readjust their international calendars.

Earlier this week, 20th Century Fox chose to indefinitely postpone the premiere of Wolverine. Now Paramount is following suit with the debut of Star Trek. That sci-fi prequel had been scheduled to open on May 8.

Unless the swine flu situation plateaus soon, other blockbusters could be added to the casualty list. Sony is currently monitoring events for the May 15 release of . Meanwhile, Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian - another Fox release - could also be pushed from its May 22 slot.

Read More | Variety

Three Ways to Track the H1N1 (Swine Flu)

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Internet, Science,

H1N1 Mashup

Scared that you will be the next swine flu (now known as H1N1) victim? You can track new outbreaks to keep up with the latest hot spots. The WHO (World Health Organization) has daily updates on their site while the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) keeps an exact count of the virus by location, suggests things you can do to stay healthy and lists travel warnings. Finally, you can track the spread on Google’s H1N1 mashup.

Read More | Google Maps

Wolverine Premiere on Hold Due to Swine Flu

WolverineHe might be able to ride a helicopter, but not even Wolverine can bring down the swine flu.

Due to the current epidemic in Mexico, 20th Century Fox has chosen to postpone its plans. had been scheduled to attend the premiere of X-Men Origins: Wolverine in Mexico City this Wednesday.

“We were not only concerned about Hugh’s welfare – and we would never send anyone into harm’s way – but we also have an enormous office filled with people we care about,” a rep told People magazine.

Although health officials are still trying to get a handle on the situation, the studio is leaving open the possibility of a future screening. “Hugh is obviously beloved [there] so we’ll see what happens. We’ll monitor the situation,” the rep added.

Read More | People