However this year a more dangerous epidemic has landed on Britain's shores. Arriving by avian carrier† this disease, known to the medical profession as AVN 'flu, is being described in the boardroom as P45N1∗.
P45N1 is feared to spread through airborne transmission and via physical vectors such as rest-room taps and basins. Other suspected means of infection include shared keyboards and cigarettes. Fortunately exposure to "manflu" can provide a vaccinatory effect and scientists are working on isolating a vaccine from this source. The already observed gender bias in cases of "manflu" is however expected to cause a significant complementary bias in cases of P45N1 which leads to the street name for the disease: bird flu.
†On the wings of a dove‡.
‡lit: livid pigeon
∗Details of employee leaving work due to death or other severe impairment.