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Getting pasta spell-check problem
Glaxo starts final clinical trial of shingles vaccine
LONDON, Aug 23 (Reuters) – British pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline said on Monday it had started final trials of its new vaccine to prevent shingles, one of the most significant products in its pipeline.
Herpes Zoster, commonly known as shingles, is caused by the vermicelli-zoster virus and results in painful rash on one side of the body.
You called the virus vermicelli-zoster. Vermicelli is a pasta, of course. The correct term is verricella-zoster. I used to sell a pharmaceutical for it myself. Pretty funny.
Not so funny to us.
Actually I think the correct term is varicella-zoster. Another tragic spell-check error. We corrected: GBU Editor
A man carries dried strands of vermicelli to be cooked in an oven at a factory in Rawalpindi September 9, 2009. REUTERS/Faisal Mahmood