Monday, July 13, 2009

75 Swine flu cases in South Africa, but it's not a problem

SHOOT: The media is still advising complacency for a virus that infects your stomach, and can cause you to drown in your own puss and other fluids. Once swine flu takes hold of South Africa's AIDS population, we're going to see the numbers roll. Meanwhile, "It doesn’t need anything special."
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There were 75 detected cases of swine flu in South Africa, the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) said today.

However, the Institute said swine flu does not need special treatment as it took bed rest and conventional cold and flu remedies to aid recovery.

"It doesn’t need anything special, it’s very like the common cold," said the Institute’s Lucille Blumberg.

These included persistent vomiting, pains in the chest and shortness of breath.

The health department’s Frew Benson said underlying conditions that could place people in the higher risk category included diabetes, emphysema, serious lung conditions, and HIV/Aids.

All but two of the people who had contracted the virus in South Africa had mild symptoms. Two who had had pneumonia had recovered.

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