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'Halo 3' Sickness Sweeps Nation

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Posted September 25, 2007 - By Stephen Johnson

A massive outbreak of disease is being linked to blockbuster videogame Halo 3. The sickness was noticed after 9 AM on the east coast when thousands of Halo 3 fans called their jobs to report an inability to work.

Twenty-one year-old file clerk Michael Reynolds epitomizes those stricken with the illness: "Mr. Fleagler? I don't feel well today," Reynolds told his supervisor. "Yeah, I have a flu or a stomachache or some crap."

How the first-person-shooter causes the mystery illness has not been determined, but sufferers report symptoms ranging from headaches to stomachaches to eyeaches, and everything in between. .

Health officials remain baffled as to the cause of this mystery illness. Repeated calls to the National Institute of Health went unanswered, as the agency seems severely understaffed today.

USA Today: Some gamers plan to be 'Halo' sick

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