Madonna & Salma Hayek’s ‘Swine Flu’: A Computer Virus?
First Published: April 29, 2009 4:40 PM EDT Credit: Getty Images
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- The effects of the swine flu epidemic have been felt in Hollywood, as the disease has caused the cancellation of several premieres in Mexico — “Wolverine” and “Star Trek” — but has it also infected superstars including Madonna and Salma Hayek?
Not quite, despite e-mails being sent around displaying subject lines to the contrary.
E-mails with the subject “Madonna caught swine flu!” and “Salma Hayek caught swine flu!” have been circulating. However, they may be a ploy containing a computer virus, according to computer anti-virus software company McAfee.
McAfee warned against opening these e-mails.
As for the headline-making real-life virus, the U.S. Center for Disease Control announced on Wednesday that 64 confirmed cases of swine flu cases have broken out in the U.S., though Madonna and Salma are not among their reported ranks.
The two stars have been in the news recently thanks to Salma’s Venice wedding over the weekend and Madonna’s attempts to adopt a Malawian orphan.
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