- "Wait a minute. You're telling me that Sam's not sick, because he's always sick; and we're sick, because we're never sick? That's sick!''"
- — Otto
Fiji flu, like other strains of influenza is a short-duration viral communicable disease, spread airborne or by casual contact. For some reason, it seems to hit people with a healthy constitution much harder than it does the frequently ill. Over the course of a few days, it will typically manifest itself in nausea and loss of appetite, followed by fever, dehydration, upper respiratory inflammation, elevated vocal pitch, and shortness of temper. Proper treatment and recovery indicate cessation of contact with the general public, bed rest, and maintaining a state of hydration and nutritional balance. Commonly used remedies include pineapple soup and hot fruit punch.