My thanks to all of you who have explained this to me, and urged me to
share this to calm anyone else's fears.
Here are a few excerpts:
WAZZU.A macro virus is limited to Word 97, a Windows-based
application. While Mac users have Word Macro viruses of
their own to worry about, this is apparently not one of them. And I don't
think there's any WordPerfect macro virus. My condolences to those of
you with a full-blown Gates monkey on your back.
And, perhaps more reassuring:
"...the general info that gets put out everytime someone passes along
one of those email virus warning hoax letters on a list is that up to this
point you can't get a computer virus simply by reading an email message.
It has to be downloaded onto your machine as an executable program,
such as the macro in Word. So by opening up a Word document you had
sent to someone else as an attachment, it could transfer to someone
else's machine. As I read the info on Wazzu, I think it would have to be a
Word document you opened up in Word or Office 97. That certainly
reduces the likelihood that very many people would have picked it up
from you over an email list."