Any time you get any warnings about viruses or even things like food recall warning in your mail, there's a couple of sites worth checking out before taking action to delete stuff or forward the email.
is a great site for tracking down hoaxes, urban legends, and other things. If it's been sent around to people via email chances are they've researched it.
the virus encyclopedia at Trend Micro is quite handy too. especially if you need to evaluate the threat a possible infection poses to you:
By the way, you might want to go to all the other forums you cross posted this in and delete it. It doesn't need to be posted in the reptile forums.