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What is Swine Flu? What should we do?
By Dr. Phil Aaron
Swine Flu is one of the "A" flu viruses; it is spread through the air when people cough or sneeze.
The symptoms are 1) sudden onset of fever (usually high) 2) headaches 3) cough 4) sore throat 5) nausea 6) dizziness ) 7) chills 8) sensitivity to light and sound. If a person has several of these symptoms, there is a need for concern.
Swine Flu is not spread by eating pork or food. This flu is spreading globally; a confirmed case has already been made in Bowling Green.
If you have several of the above symptoms and they are mild 1) merely stay at home 2) Wash your hands 3) Cover your sneezes.
If you have no symptoms, simply avoid contact with those who are sick.
If you have severe symptoms don't panic! This flu is treatable. 1) Seek medical care 2) Obtain nasal swabbing 3) your provider will treat you if indicated 4) there are two excellent antivirals available: Tamiflu and Relenza.
There are several unknowns about how severe this flu outbreak will be. Using Public Health's three "S's" it depends upon the public's susceptibility whether we can withstand this strain of flu 2) the speed in which the virus is spread 3) and the severity of the cases the Swine Flu virus produces. In this situation it pays to stay updated with a changing situation.
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