This fact alone may cause the extent of the "pucker factor" to increase but the clench may become critical with the realization this may only be the beginning. After all, worldwide travel can be accomplished in a matter of days allowing any contaminated person, food, or object to spread the disease to unsuspecting populations. Although the likelihood of a cinematic-worthy outbreak is quite low, this epidemic reveals what is possible. For public health officials, this suggests an even wider scope for infection surveillance may be necessary. For researchers, this highlights the need to develop a viable vaccine. For the rest of us, this outbreak is a reminder no matter how much we may believe bad things happen elsewhere; when it comes to infections, that elsewhere might someday be here.