"Your stomach cramps up. Fever skyrockets. Your whole body aches. And it's not just you. An influenza pandemic has broken out. Everybody is passing it to everybody. Right?

Maybe not. It could be that increasingly frequent sunspots are driving the virus out of the stratosphere and into your body."

as taken from, http://www.space.com/scienceastronomy/planetearth/flu_in_space_000121.html

Comet dust particles rain from the sky; how much of this: a) contains "alien" microbes" and b) how much of this infects modern-day humans?

p.s. I do humbly apologize to Rob and to Rose for my transgression; I was out of line. I have felt shame. Let the "science" discourse flourish.

"My God, it's full of stars!" -2010