Attention All Who Attended Arisia 2009...
Attention all who attended Arisia this year,
Thank you for making Arisia a wonderful experience. This was the largest Arisia to date.
Large conventions, however, can be disease vectors. [A few] Cases of both mono (mononucleosis, or Epstein-Barr Virus) and fifth disease, also known as either erythema infectiosum or parvovirus, have been reported post-con. Please look at the CDC websites for each at:
Particularly if you are pregnant and were at con, please consult your doctor -- fifth's disease can cause serious complications for a fetus.
Vice President of Arisia, Inc.
Update by Lisa Holsberg