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FALSE "KLINGERMAN VIRUS" E-MAIL RUMOR

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 25,
2000

FALSE "KLINGERMAN VIRUS" E-MAIL RUMOR

There is an e-mail rumor being circulated about postal customers being infected with the "Klingerman virus" after opening gift packages delivered to them in the mail. According to the e-mail message, people have become ill with a viral infection after handling a sponge in a package marked "A gift for you from the Klingerman Foundation."

The e-mail is a hoax. "There is no 'Klingerman virus', and the information in the e-mail notice is untrue," according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). "If you receive an e-mail message about the 'Klingerman virus', says the CDC, "please do not forward it to others."

If you would like to verify that the "Klingerman virus" is a hoax, you can visit the Centers for Disease Control website at: http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/klingerman_hoax.htm.

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Last Modified:
Thu, 25 May 2000 18:25:19 GMT

 
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