View Full Version : Is there a virus going around the US Open?

09-01-2011, 06:39 PM
There seem to be a lot of surprising blow-outs, retirements, one-sided matches, and walkovers at this year's US Open. Both Irish players were sick before they even took the court and apparently so were several other players.

What's going on? Is there a virus that's going around that has infected many players? Was there some bad food in the players cafeteria that a lot of players ate? Did a lot of the players all go eat at the same restaurant?

Soderling? Stepanek? Llodra? Gajdosova? Tomic? Almagro? etc., etc.??

09-01-2011, 06:57 PM
It was not the food in the cafeteria. However, there are reports that Dimitrov has been going around kissing players on the lips.

09-01-2011, 06:58 PM
Maybe they had a bad egg.

09-01-2011, 07:01 PM
Well, if there is you know who's *** it came out from

09-01-2011, 07:22 PM
Well, if there is you know who's *** it came out from

I'm not sure who you mean...

09-01-2011, 07:42 PM
Certainly not the guy who sleeps inside the altitude pod. He's dishin out the bagels.

09-01-2011, 08:00 PM
It would explain the retirements.

09-01-2011, 08:16 PM
Bernie had tomicaine poisoning

09-01-2011, 08:53 PM
Certainly not the guy who sleeps inside the altitude pod. He's dishin out the bagels.

I hope the bagels are gluten free

It could be that hurricane Irene brought virus with her......

09-02-2011, 02:54 AM

By Gerry Tuoti
Photo by Gerry Tuoti | Taunton Gazette
Posted Sep 01, 2011 @ 11:48 PM

Taunton —
After state health officials warned that heavy rains from Tropical Storm Irene could increase the threat of mosquito-borne illnesses such as West Nile virus and Eastern equine encephalitis in southeastern Massachusetts, some school districts are considering altering their sports schedules.
“We are looking into it,” Taunton Superintendent Julie Hackett said. “Last year we actually changed our schedule based on the recommendations of the Department of Public Health.”
DPH officials confirmed that mosquito test pools have shown positive results for EEE in several communities including Dighton, Middleboro, Easton, Raynham and Brockton.
Experts say that one way to reduce exposure to mosquitoes is to limit outdoor activities at dusk.
“Last year we had no night games in the fall for a period of time because they advised against holding evening games,” Hackett said.
She said she would be in contact with the DPH to determine whether such a step will also be necessary this year.
“If there’s a danger, the schedule will be adjusted,” she said.
Much of Bristol County, the DPH said, is at an elevated risk.
“Historically, this is the peak time for occurrence of human infection and attention to avoid mosquitoes and mosquito bites is always important, but especially as the summer ends, activities change and thoughts are focused on many other things,” State Epidemiologist Dr. Al DeMaria said in a statement. “The recent hurricane did not reduce our concern; if anything it increased it, with the potential for more infected mosquitoes going into the cooler weather when people are perhaps not thinking so much about mosquito risk.”
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09-02-2011, 03:06 AM

Health Officials Worried About Mosquitoes In Flooded Communities
September 1, 2011 2:01 PM

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – With confirmed cases of West Nile virus around the Tri-State area, health officials are concerned about the large amounts of standing water and flooding left by hurricane-turned-tropical storm Irene.

Irene’s heavy rains and flooding filled water in places where mosquitoes like to breed, especially in low-lying areas.

That’s why health officials want you to protect yourself against mosquitoes that could be infected with West Nile virus.

The New York State Health Department and Office of Emergency Management has some tips to help keep mosquitoes at bay while cleaning up after the storm.

Avoid being outside at dawn and dusk. That’s when mosquitoes are most active.
Wear clothing that covers most of your skin.
Try to get rid of standing water around your home if possible.
Use repellents containing DEET.
Get rid of breeding sites like old tires and turn over or remove empty plastic containers.

In New Jersey where there is still major flooding in many communities, officials are working round the clock to keep the mosquito population from growing.

Bob Kent, the administrator for the DEP office of mosquito control says the state is trying to control mosquitoes from the air and on the ground.

“The state’s program has been very active all week. We’re expanding our surveillance a great deal,” said Kent. “We’ve been flying for the last three days, we’re flying today, we’ll be flying tomorrow. I know many of the county districts are doing the same thing. We’re doing our very best to address this problem.”

Kent says residents in flooded communities should be especially weary of mosquitoes and should take precautions to protect themselves.

“Over the counter repellents are generally very effective. If people don’t want to put repellant on their skin there are repellents that are applied to clothing,” said Kent. “I understand there are a lot of people without electricity so maybe air conditioning systems aren’t working so when the windows are open, make sure the screens are working well to prevent adult mosquitoes from entering their homes.”

Experts say mosquito populations tend to jump after severe storms, like in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

09-02-2011, 03:11 AM
We get plenty of mosquitoes back home.

None of them where I live here... perhaps because it's dry now. Plenty mozzies up North.

09-02-2011, 05:25 AM
I heard Monfils got bitten by a mosquito last night.

09-02-2011, 05:30 AM
Is that why Monfils lost?

Come to think of it I got a few mosquito bites too...

The Mosquito = JCF. :rolleyes:

09-02-2011, 05:34 AM
He looks nothing like a mosquito.

Wikipedia is your friend.

09-02-2011, 05:37 AM
You're missing one thread...

09-02-2011, 05:46 AM
What about on the womens side, are there alot of rets.,or is it just the men.

and no I'm not asking you Tomic

09-02-2011, 05:55 AM
It might be! I don't think it's the weather. The heat has been pretty ok, compared to previous years. A couple years ago, that sun was unbearable... like 120 degrees on the court!

09-02-2011, 06:00 AM
Do you remember when that girl fainted on court?

I certainly do! It was horrible. All the water, bananas, and gatorade in the world couldn't make a difference!

09-02-2011, 10:57 AM
Lucie Safarova just lost to someone ranked #68 today, 6-0, 6-1. Does she have the virus also?

09-02-2011, 08:30 PM
conor niland had djokovitis