Perhaps you remember my obsession with the norovirus, namely because it is named after Norwalk, Ohio, in Huron County, near where I grew up. I believe I participated in the event that led to the naming of this virus.
Norovirus Sweeps Butler University - News- msnbc.com: "More than 200 students, faculty and staff became ill during a recent outbreak of a virus at Butler University. Marion County Health Department spokesman John Althardt says the norovirus was first reported before Thanksgiving and spread rapidly after everyone came back from the holiday break."
How many people can say they come from a place with a virus named after it? Not many.