Okay so we have cases of Swine Flu in Texas, New York, Southern California and Kansas. Apparently the Texas cases began at the first of this month. Did any of you hear about it? The WHO (World Health Organization) as of yesterday was holding off on raising the pandemic alert level. I wonder if today they will raise it? Currently we are level 3 of 6.
Have you seen the pics from Mexico City with their masks? Crazy. Will that be us in a few days or weeks? We have never seen cases like this in the US. These are not people with compromised immune systems. These are young, strong people. This Swine Flu consists of four different varieties of flu. Some doctors say that if you had a vaccine (you are brave) in the fall to protect you from the regular, run of the mill flu you may be protected because of the four part component of this Swine Flu. Most doctors (and our government) say that it will not help.
The good news is that products like TamiFlu ,may help if you take it soon enough. Let us all be diligent and look out for the following symptoms:
- Fever of over 101
- Almost constant cough
- Body aches
- This will not go away after 48 hours as the regular flu
- SUDDEN DIZZINESS - THIS IS A BIG SIGN FOR SWINE FLU
- Sore throat
Hey wasn't our US Prez in Mexico City recently? They say he is fine. Apparently the key to whether or not this turns into a pandemic is the virus itself. We just do not know at this time if this will be virulent like 1918 when tens of millions of people died or whether it will just die out. If you are sick with flu like symptoms, you should go to the doctor.
If this does hit your community, it is important to keep your social distance from others, cover up when you cough, wash your hands and stay home if you are sick. You may also want to take a hint from those in Mexico City and wear a mask.
If it hits my home town of Orlando, we are staying home until it is gone which could take 6 to 8 weeks to clear communities.