Images: Deadly virtual outbreak

When victims of the "World of Warcraft" plague began squirting blood, friends in the immediate vicinity also became infected. Here, afflicted characters appear as skeletons.

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By Bill Detwiler

Bill Detwiler is Editor in Chief of TechRepublic and the host of Cracking Open, CNET and TechRepublic's popular online show. Prior to joining TechRepublic in 2000, Bill was an IT manager, database administrator, and desktop support specialist in the ...