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You don’t have to be around kids long to realize how much they love to collect things. You name it, they’ll collect it: baseball cards, video games, comic books, dolls, coins, seashells, rocks and more. That’s why it was sheer genius a few years ago when the Center for Disease Control issued their first set of infectious disease trading cards. Yep, that’s what I said. Infectious disease trading cards.
Collect all of your favorites! West Nile Virus! Avian Flu! Tuberculosis! Lyme Disease! Oh, and don’t forget the rare salmonellosis. I heard his rookie card went for big money on E-bay last year.
Just imagine the conversations on the playground once kids get their hands on these.
“I’ll trade you a rabies for a staph infection.”
“No way, everybody has rabies. I’m holding out for anthrax!”