Thursday, April 30, 2009

Swine Flu common sense!

Everywhere you turn, the media and the WHO are making the swine flu sound like the end of the world. Yes, the swine flu is virulent, can be dangerous and seems to be easily spread. However, unless you are immuno-compromised or do experience severe symptoms, the average human immune system should be able to fend off your infection, should you contract the swine flu.

I feel the need to post something (not that too many people view this blog...) because if you're like me, you're getting panicked by the media into thinking you should stay at home and not talk to anyone for days. If you have symptoms, yes, stay home! But there's no need to be hysterical at this point. My recommendation, per my local hospital:
"If you are experiencing minor symptoms at home, please stay home, get rest and drink plenty of fluids. If your symptoms are moderate or severe, please seek care from your primary physician. Reminder: the best way to fight swine flu (and any flu!) is through common sense measures. Stay at home if you are sick. Wash your hands frequently and cover your mouth with a tissue or a sleeve if you cough or sneeze."

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