Personal Log, Stardate 42552.6.
Personal Log, Stardate 42552.6 Awaiting the alien delegation from Sarona VIII To scan them for communicable space disease, I think of history and can't help but now speculate If our ancestral officers in duty were at ease At their own quarantining stations, earthbound ports of entry, There watchful for all ancient scourges crossing borders (tuberculosis ... measles ... influenza ... coxsackie), Assessing travelers sans medical tricorders, But using only judgment and with epi skills equip'd To help determine meaning in a cough, a rash; And knowing what they saw was barely the berg's tip Considering all the infected travelers they didn't "catch"-- Ah, the delegates just beamed aboard to be met; Let's see what interstellar parasites we detect!
Dr Kim is a quarantine medical officer at the CDC Detroit Quarantine Station, Detroit, Michigan. Her primary research interest is traveler's health.
Author affiliation: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Detroit, Michigan, USA
Address for correspondence: Curi Kim, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Detroit Quarantine Station, 2613 World Gateway Pl, Detroit, MI 48242, USA; email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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|Title Annotation:||ANOTHER DIMENSION|
|Publication:||Emerging Infectious Diseases|
|Date:||Feb 1, 2010|
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