a history dating back to the 1600's, Boston, Massachusetts can
lay solid claim to the birthplace of American mass transportation.
Evolving from ferries and horse drawn carriages, the Massachusetts
Bay Transit Authority (MBTA) boasts the fourth largest mass transit
system in the country, serving more than 700,000 people a day.
The subway system, fondly known by the MBTA's nickname the "T",
was temporarily renamed the "M" in this episode for
robotic sniffers mentioned in this episode are fictional, the
expert from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
is based in fact. Within the CDC, specifically the National Center
for Infectious Diseases, under the Division of Bacterial and Mycotic
Diseases, there exists a specialized subdivision called the "Meningitis
and Special Pathogens Branch". These scientists are well
known for their special expertise in dealing with dangerous bacterial
infections that pose a threat to public health -- especially those
bacteria and pathogens which cause unexplained deaths. For more
information on these virus-hunters, visit: www.cdc.gov
which makes up more than 70 percent of the oceans and seas of
the world, is a solution derived from the erosion of the rocks
and minerals. Its chemical composition is approximately 96.5 water,
2.5 percent sodium chloride (the scientific name for salt) and
one percent magnesium, calcium, potassium and a various other
trace elements. While the actual salinity of the oceans averages
out to 35 parts per 1000, the most brackish body of water, the
Dead Sea, averages out to 300 parts per 1000.
and other fellow mammals use perspiration, or sweat, as the body's
way of temperature control. Sweat is mainly composed of water,
sodium chloride, and other electrolytes, and when it evaporates
from the skin surface, it removes the excess heat, thus cooling
the body. The average person has about 2.6 million sweat glands
distributed within their skin - of which there are two types,
eccrine glands and apocrine glands. While the eccrine glands secrete
a more fluid sweat, the apocrine glands excrete a fattier sweat
that breaks down and causes a distinct, pungent odor. These glands
are only located in the armpits, nipples, navel, and anogenital
region and become more active in humans with the onset of puberty.
and Kai Bowe are named after two Writers Guild trainees on The
X-Files staff during the first part of Season 8.
is named for the Vice President of Media Relations at Twentieth
Century Fox Television. He was formerly the publicist for The