while its unfortunate it probably woudl be best to be on the safe side, not only for your childrens sake but your own and any of yoru friends. Because if you or your kids get it you have to be isolated and i think that woudl be rather restricting.
At the end of the day, it is just a flu, but with no vaccine (and just as you would with any othe rillness) you should do what you can to stop its spread.
Seriously i think its a bit of an over reaction, however if it makes you feel better then i spose quarantine your mum!!!
mum of 3 boys aged 11, 13 and 14
To the best of my knowledge the NZ govt has just given power to shut down any school or day care centre that has a certain percentage of students who develop swine flu. Dunno if that help in any way, just a random piece of info
Love my boys M-10/05/08 J-01/12/09
good luck noaho6 india09 mum i hope your family dont get it either.
Posted by: vkw
to be honest I dont think its as bad as they make out but would be better to stay away our school(nsw) sent a home a note yesterday stating that anyone who has travelled to USA, Mexico,Panama, Japan,Canada and Greater Metropolitan Melbourneshould be excluded from school for seven days after arriving home
I am in WA and we got this same letter ...
I'm on the side of better to be safe than sorry. I really don't know too much about swine flu but I am sure the normal flu spreads as fast as this, just no-one tracks it.
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It is pretty much like the normal flu, its not nice, but its the flu!!! No reported deaths in Australia yet, as our healthcare system is alot better than Mexico etc....
I wouldnt be worried about it IMO
I asked my Dr how big a thing it really is.
My Dr is a huge immuniser...says everyone should have the flu vacc and is up to date with all the current info...he is a part of the emergency response team for perth. He also can't believe there are still people out there that wont immunise their kids etc...
He said his personal opinion is this swine flu is a load of rubbish. "piglet flu" has killed less then 20 people worldwide in a very underdeveloped country.
The normal flu kills more the 2500 people each year, yet there isn't this reaction.
He says the piglet flu has similar symptoms to the normal flu, but probably even milder and if the whole population got it we would have a country of people with an excellent immunity to that type of flu. If we have good sewerage/water systems, have good medical facilities and do the basics of good hygeine like using tissues, washing hands etc then nobody should be at risk of fatality in a country like Australia (I would expect this may be different for remote communities though).
I tend to agree with him...and just the same as the normal flu, newborns, asthmatics and elderly need to be careful as it can affect the respiratory system....but other then that, it just seems like the flu.
An overreaction from the hyped up media yet again.
But then, I am not affected and none of my family are. if there was a risk, i might think twice...
don't know until I am personally put in the situation...