So that gets me thinking. Naming such diseases after the infectious agent is boring and predictable. If I become an infectious disease specialist I will dedicate my life's work to finding the most dangerous virus/bug out there. But I wont name it something boring like Africanized AIDS (although that has promise). No, I will name it after myself. Why, you might ask. I'll tell you why. Imagine the headline possibilities.
Or maybe something more akin to the movie Outbreak:
AFRICA IN CHAOS AS KEVIN* RAGES ACROSS CONTINENT
CALIFORNIA UNDER MARTIAL LAW TO CONTAIN KEVIN*