Swine flu - has anyone had it yet?

by slimboyfat 5 Replies latest watchtower beliefs

  • slimboyfat

    A few people have been sent home from my wife's workplace with swine flu today, including her neighbour. We don't know if my wife has it yet. Scotland seems to be the epicentre of this outbreak in Europe, but I know it has also been common in the US. I am a bit worried about catching it because I am on medication that suppresses my immune system. Then again there is speculation that the virus may mutate into something more deadly, so we might be better off catching it sooner rather than later.

    Has anyone else got it, recovered from it, or know anyone else who's got it?

  • Quirky1

    Oink! Oink! Not yet..

  • Quirky1

    But I do have a yearning to lay in a puddle of mud.

  • leavingwt

    I've been craving bacon. Hmm...

  • Mattieu

    Hi Slim,

    Yes my two daughters, my wife & I have had it. It really is a media beat up; it was just like the normal winter flu which we generally get here in Melbourne. The people at high risk are the elderly or those with pre-existing health problems. Sadly, in Australia appx 3000 people die every year from the common flu – and they are those in the above category.

    3 People have died so far of the swine flu here in Oz (if you believe the media that is). One was passing away from cancer and the other two were from complicated health issues.

    So whilst we had to have the face mask, be quarantined and overdose on Tamiflu, you could not tell the difference from “swine flu” and the “normal flu!”

    That being said, as you are on medication that suppresses your immune system, I would be careful.


  • cameo-d

    um..how does it start? Sore throat warning first or muscle aches? Or is it fever? What is the progression?

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