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Monday, 20 September 2010

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An Ode to Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever on the Occasion of a Major Emerging Vector-borne Disease that has Acquired a Pathogenicity that Imperils Mankind Across the Globe and May Destroy Civilization as It Is Known to Us

Presented in Its Entirety by the Poet Laureate on the Mundane, the Preposterous, and the Absurd: Sir Percival Blink, Esq. to His Most Excellent and Gracious Majesty, Bruce III, as He Recovers from a Bout of Chancre Ad Nauseum .

The Bostonian contracted dengue
To the rash he applied some Ben-Gay
But his organs went to "crud"
As his pores spewed out blood…..
Who wants season tickets to Fenway?

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