The swine flu is strange because it jumped species…from pigs to humans. Even stranger still, this particular strain can be passed from human host to human host. Should you be worried?
It’s something to keep an eye on, but nothing to panic over. I think that for the U.S. the stats are that only one person has been sick enough from this swine flu outbreak to require hospitalization. And there are less than 100 documented cases at this time.
Ordinary garden variety seasonal flu takes the lives, on average, of 36,000 people per year. This year’s flu was relatively mild. If you got the flu shot this year (I got my very first one this year) it does NOT offer you any protection from the swine flu.
You want to keep from getting the flu? From getting the swine flu? This nurse’s advice?
WASH YOUR HANDS!!!!!! WASH THEM OFTEN!!!!!!! WITH SOAP and WATER!!!!!! And keep your hands away from your face.