Life imitates 'art'. In a story reminiscent of 'The Cassandra Crossing' a train in Canada has been placed under quarantine after one passenger died and several others reported 'flu-like symptoms'.

The authorities say they do not believe there is a connection between the death and the illnesses.

That's a statement which doesn't hold true. It would be more credible to say 'we don't believe there is a connection, but we are investigating the possibility on the precautionary principle'.

Update: The semantic issues above aside, the train has been given the all-clear.