If you are not a funny person, you may well be seized by the notion, over the coming days, to make a wry reference to The Pig Pox.
You should refrain.
The thing about The Pig Pox is that there isn't that much humorous potential in it per se (it's no Sarah Palin, to be sure!); but because it's in the news, many feel that simply making tongue-in-cheek reference to it is an automatic means to becoming thought of as "funny".
This is to fall prey to the common Fallacy of Edginess. The Fallacy of Edginess causes one to presume that if two people are aware of the Pig Pox, and one party makes reference to the Pig Pox, then the other party is obliged to either laugh or be offended, either of which will make the initial party the Winner of the exchange.
The reason that the Fallacy of Edginess is so hard to combat is that telling a would-be Edgy person that they are not being funny will inevitably be misinterpreted. If you tell an aspiring Edgist, "that's not funny", he will merely presume a silent "man" at the end of your sentence, and pat himself on the back for having freaked out someone not as Edgy as himself1.
If someone in your vicinity attempts Edginess with a Pig Pox joke, the best thing you can do is perform a conspicuously half-hearted grin and say, with a note of resignation, "yeah". This will make clear to the budding iconoclast that he hasn't offended you, he's just failed to make you laugh. He will then take his Pig Pox references elsewhere or, if he is an accomplished Unfunny Edgy Person, refer to Bea Arthur in a sexual context.
1 The continued reference to this hypothetical person as masculine is not a mere matter of linguistic convenience.