Sometimes when you read about things in the news, it’s hard to make connections to your own life.

Today’s news is that the first case of SARS has been identified in the Czech Republic. What’s worse, though, is that it’s a good friend’s boyfriend, who was traveling through Asia. I hope he gets better soon, and that the doctors at Bulovka know what they’re doing in treating him.

UPDATE: BBC Czech is reporting that the latest tests say he doesn’t have SARS. Whew.