Dyslexics were on alert worldwide after discovering that the swine flu virus had mutated through spelling to a deadly variant muscular disease, sinew flu.
In a statement, the Dyslexic World Health Organisation (HOW) said: "Now that this disease can be spread through bad spelling, dyslexics are particularly at risk. We haven't seen such fear in our members since the drib flu crisis."
The fact that spelling could be a means of transmitting this disease has invoked a government emergency measure. "Dictionaries are being issued to every school. Potential sufferers are being encouraged to only use simple and short words in conversation and writing. Email spelling is notoriously poor and so could easily spread this virus."
The most high profile victim of the disease so far is none other than the prime minister. After contracting the disease it seems that the PM will soon be just MP.