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So How Close is Swine Flu to You?

Discussion in 'United Kingdom' started by LAJ_FETT , Jul 14, 2009.

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  1. emilsson

    emilsson Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    We've had three cases at the school where I work (two teachers and one student).
     
  2. malkieD2

    malkieD2 Ex-Manager and RSA star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Received my supply of anti-virals this morning. Now safely tucked away until needed!
     
  3. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 9 Staff Member Administrator

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    The guy who sits diagonally opposite me went home not feeling well this morning. However, he's also a hypochondriac so we don't know if he has it/is faking/is reacting to news stories.
     
  4. chrisfree

    chrisfree Jedi Knight star 2

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    As if we have not been inundated with calls all throughout our borogh - huuuuge population - our local health authority (PCT) in their infinite wisdom has now given us the task that we should count the number of phone calls relating to swine flu. [face_laugh]
     
  5. Sinrebirth

    Sinrebirth Immortal Mod-King of the EUC, RPF and SWC star 8 Staff Member Manager

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    Tucked up in bed and on my tamiflu.

    Best bit (only best bit, mind you) being my fiance was diagnosed simultaneously and thus is trapped in the house with me for 5-7 days. Woot!

    [face_laugh]

    [face_sick]
     
  6. halibut

    halibut Ex-Mod star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I bet it's just a cold :p
     
  7. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 9 Staff Member Administrator

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    The guy in our office who thought he caught it from his kid was finally diagnosed with tonsillitis. So the threat has receded a bit on our front. It's only a matter of time though. Found out that the Tamiflu distriibution point for my area is at a chemist's just up the street though so that's handy!
     
  8. Sinrebirth

    Sinrebirth Immortal Mod-King of the EUC, RPF and SWC star 8 Staff Member Manager

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    *walks up to halibut*

    So...

    You're okay to hug me?

    [face_mischief]
     
  9. FatBurt

    FatBurt Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    I am s confirmed case as of today :(
     
  10. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 9 Staff Member Administrator

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    Unclean! Unclean!

    Seriously, I hope you're feeling better soon. Did you get the Tamiflu?
     
  11. FatBurt

    FatBurt Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    the missus is picking the tamiflu gubbins up in the morning
     
  12. Stormtrooper_fan

    Stormtrooper_fan Jedi Master star 5

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    Think yourself lucky, my OH is on immune suppressants and steroids from when he almost died through respiratory failure a few months ago.

    He cannot take ANYTHING, can't have any vaccinations and if he gets as much as a cold he could die... worried? just a little bit! Every trip anywhere near people is a risk and he could be like this for a year or more until his lungs recover from Extrinsic Allergic Aveolitis.

    People are worrying about Swine flu when normal flu has probably killed three times as many in the same time Swine flu has killed a handful of people.
     
  13. SithLordDarthRichie

    SithLordDarthRichie CR Emeritus: London star 8

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    Oct 3, 2003
    Spanish Flu wiped out 50million people, by comparison Swine Flu is tame.
     
  14. malkieD2

    malkieD2 Ex-Manager and RSA star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    should have asked for the one which works better, rather than tamiflu
     
  15. FatBurt

    FatBurt Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    I was under the assumption they were both effective.

    I'm now stuck at home for the next 5 days, which is great as I'm currently overworked and need the rest but is bad because it means all the work that I do and no one else can will build up for a week and leave me in the crap when I return.

    Double edged sword etc...
     
  16. malkieD2

    malkieD2 Ex-Manager and RSA star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    They both work, but Relenza is 'better'. Specifically because it has fewer side effects, and there are no current flu strains which are resistant to it (whereas there are to tamiflu).
     
  17. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 9 Staff Member Administrator

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    We have our first confirmed case in my building at work. One of our receptionists has been off with it this week.
     
  18. malkieD2

    malkieD2 Ex-Manager and RSA star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    The daughter of a girl I work with contracted it. She was rather poorly but made a full recovery. Mother showed no signs and hasn't passed it on to anyone here.
     
  19. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 9 Staff Member Administrator

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    Our receptionist who had it was back in today. She said the actual illness wasn't too bad but the Tamiflu made her quite ill (vomiting/diarrhea and a wicked headache). She still doesn't have much of an appetite but said she was feeling a lot better. She wished she hadn't gotten the Tamiflu and had just stuck to paracetamol.
     
  20. halibut

    halibut Ex-Mod star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    My mum's had it, My sister-in-law and cousin have had it, and my wife's step-sister and family have all had it.

    We're good though :)
     
  21. halibut

    halibut Ex-Mod star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Looks like I spoke too soon. My "buddy" is on his way to get my antivirals :(
     
  22. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 9 Staff Member Administrator

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    Awww hal..I hope you feel better soon. Are the rest of your family down with it as well?
     
  23. halibut

    halibut Ex-Mod star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Nah. I'm not convinced that it IS swine flu. But the doc said I should take the antivirals anyway.
     
  24. bamers

    bamers Jedi Youngling star 2

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    Does halibutt have manfish flu? :( bamers is sad for you.
     
  25. halibut

    halibut Ex-Mod star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I've SO not missed you :p
     
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