From:The Q Continuum
To:*Galactic-Enquirer
Stardate:20081009.1919
Subject:Vargian Flu Spreads to Ferenginar

Representatives of the Ferengi Commerce Authority have reported an outbreak of the Vargian Flu on their home planet today, following directly on the heels of the quarantine of Alpha Centauri VII yesterday evening.

The Ferengi government reports that the spread of the virus has been contained, but medical authorities are worried that the sudden outbreak indicates the spread of the virus from AC7 and the potential for a galactic pandemic. Despite the grumblings of the Ferengi Trade Commission, vessels inbound to Ferenginar are subject to 24 hour quarantine for observation.

Starfleet Medical has recommended that all planets within the Federation and its neighbors should take similiar precautions to inhibit the spread of the virus.