Was reading in Discover that old-fashioned whooping cough is making a comeback. Sounds like what my former boss had, a couple years ago. It was this awful cough that lasted for months, and just wouldn't go away. Seems that the vaccinations you get as kids wear off after 20 years or so, so adults are now getting whooping cough. But by the time they can figure out you have it, it's too late, and you just have to ride with it. And no one seems very concerned about adults with whooping cough. Hmm, there goes that implied contract with 20th century medicine, again. Forget SARS, say hello to whooping cough, an old standard.
I wonder more about these low-grade whatsits. What I've been getting is nothing dramatic, just more like low-grade cold stuff. But a LOT of them. I wonder if there's a bunch of new mutations to the common cold?