(Closed) Do you have swine flu?

posted 9 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Sugar bee

I think I have the swine flu.  Or at least everyone I work with thinks so – every time I cough, they give me the evil eye!

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2018

LOL No swine flu here, but there have a been a couple of cases in our state and they’re talking about closing schools. I feel really bad for the people who have it though. I hate to be sick!

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper

We all accuse a coworker of having the avian flu.  He brought a chicken home with him like a month ago, and this week he actually did have the flu (but not H1N1).

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009 - Westwind YWCA camp

Just incase you want to check out more on the swine flu on twitter…

http://www.xkcd.com/574/

heehee ๐Ÿ™‚ 

Post # 8
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

I was out a few days ago from work because I had the stomach flu, and yet when I came back to work, I had to go see our human resources person to prove to them that I didnt have the swine flu. If I really did have this flu, do you really think I would be at work???? This is now our company policy, we have to document why we were out with a doctors note and then prove that we are okay! Talk about getting out of hand.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee

I don’t have it, though when I was on the subway yesterday, I got a bit of dust or something caught in the back of my throat and I started coughing and the person next to me moved :p I don’t blame him, plus the train was fairly empty so I’m not sure why he was next to me in the first place! I think it was blown a bit out of proportion. It’s just a flu. New, but not way different than any others. Meds work against it and stuff. People don’t have immunity to a lot of flues since they’re always changing (which is why they have a new flu shot every year!). I’m not too worried about it, I just wash my hands more often (well, I use sanitizer when I’m on the train and stuff). I should probably have been doing that anyway since there are so many germs on the train, but with my wedding in 3 weeks I’m just trying to be a little more cautious because being sick on or near my wedding is the last thing I want!

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I’m not worried about it. In fact I’m a little peeved by all the hypocondriacs in the world. It’s annoying.  A flu is a  flu- every year there is a different strain and every year people die from the flu. It’s normal

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

If you are wondering, check out this link:

 

doihaveswineflu.org

 

Should make you smile ๐Ÿ™‚ 

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009 - Westwind YWCA camp

But in 1918, between 20 and 100 million people died from the swine flu. (1% of the world!)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swine_influenza

"it’s the greatest medical holocaust in history, and may have killed more people than the black death"

Yes, people die from the flu every year, but it’s good to be prudent, especially when it’s warranted. 

Post # 14
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

Its far overrated imho.

There are much more virulent diseases (such as smallpox, and yellow fever) that have wiped out populations..I’m from tn originally and in the 1800’s it was yellow fever.

The issue and mortality rate with mexico is imho directly related to the availability of medical care and the care/lack of care their gov. has taken to diagnose the pandemic.  

Post # 15
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

I’m with Jocelyn, Bellenga and Joeswife-

This is way overblown by the media.  I do know one of the people in WA who has it.  This is a regular flu virus.  I think the reason that it’s gotten so much attention is that the people who have died from it were previously young and healthy.  We have to keep in mind that there is no way this is going to morph into 1918.  We have antibiotics, ventilators and Tamiflu.  Plus our nutrition and health status is much better.

What you are seeing here is a powerful way for the media to get ratings, advertising dollars, etc.

By the fall when the strain re-emerges, we’ll have a vaccine that should be effective against the H1 hemagglutinin and things will go back to normal.  In the meantime, wash your hands and cough into your elbow crook.

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

My fiances building in Calgary had a memo go out saying a womans son came back from Mexico and had it. She was sent home immedietly for possibly passing it along!

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