The Daily Word in flu, tiki culture and circle of life

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Our state is in the midst of flu season. Viral activity is widespread. The H1N1 virus has been transmitted to more humans in New Mexico this week. If you are not ill from influenza, please consider having a flu jab.

Not vaccinating individuals against common, yet deadly pathogenic organisms is a public health issue, “because the diseases contracted by unvaccinated children are a threat to the community”. Anti-vaccination rhetoric has been debunked by science.

It’s the circle of life, dude: Rio Grande Zoo officials celebrate the birth of a new ape, and while pondering the imp’s new name, mourn the death of the crocodile named Joe.

The Huffington Post sent one of its bloggers to track down the best tiki bars in the United States of America. Burt’s Tiki Lounge is near the top of the list.

Daily Lobo columnist Jason Darensburg waxes poetically on the dangers of living in a sociopathic, plutocratic society. This is the same dude who wrote about the need to demand the truth about UFOs.

NM Game and Wildlife officials traded pronghorns for turkeys.

Blogger Joe Monahan has the latest on Campaign 2014, Nuevo Mexico style, sabes?