Is Captain Trips contagious?

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  1. LoisRyan13903 profile image81
    LoisRyan13903posted 5 years ago

    Is Captain Trips contagious?

    The other night a guy at work had some flu like symptoms and he told me that he was going home early and said he had something called Captain Trips.  I worked next to him all night and am wondering if I am going to catch it.

  2. Jeff Berndt profile image90
    Jeff Berndtposted 5 years ago

    "Captain Trips" is the nickname of the superflu in Stephen King's novel The Stand. This fictional disease was 99% fatal within a couple days--in the novel. But real people don't have to worry about it.

    Captain Trips doesn't really exist, but whatever flu-ish thing your coworker has might be contagious. How do you feel?

    1. LoisRyan13903 profile image81
      LoisRyan13903posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I'm fine!  I guess I am one of the less than 1% who are immune to this.  Was bored and knew what it was since I read the book myself.

  3. RNMSN profile image90
    RNMSNposted 5 years ago

    the stand is one of my favourite scary books by S King...however...I would hazard a guess that the dude had a drug hangover...same as with booze but for people who use drugs heavily the morning after can be very rough..

    1. LoisRyan13903 profile image81
      LoisRyan13903posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Best book I read by Stephen King.  The scary thing is that can happen if we get into biological Warfare as far as I know US policy is that they will not use Bio weapons

 
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