Friday, November 13, 2009
HOW DO THEY KNOW?
When you check the NHS symptoms page you are told:
If you or a member of your family has a fever or high temperature (over 38°C/100.4°F) and two or more of the following symptoms, you may have swine flu:
* unusual tiredness,
* runny nose,
* sore throat,
* shortness of breath or cough,
* loss of appetite,
* aching muscles,
* diarrhoea or vomiting.
So, given all four of my kids have been sick for the best part of a week, all with the necessary temperature, tiredness, cough and loss of appetite, the two biggies also with headaches, the three youngest with runny noses and the two middle ones with diarrhoea, am I to conclude they all may have it, or as I suspect, they all have a bad cold?
It seems to me no one can count real swine flu cases and these guidelines could cover all viral infections so no one is any the wiser.