For the venerable El Econ to be infected means the world as they know it if coming to an end.
I'm not really trying to be funny, and I expect I didn't succeed. But what this implies is that every time we shake the hand of someone out in internet-land we should immediately get out the wipes. Probably too late in any case.
Perhaps we should run every copy of our personal computers (tablets, phones, whatevers) as one-offs. Ready to wipe several times a day. Refreshed with virgins (non-sexed) every few hours. Of course, no one knows where those virgins have been before becoming our new best friends.