Swine flu arrives
That is not a surprise. It was pretty much expected that sooner or later it would pop up here. A spokesman for the state Department of Health has confirmed that we added a “probable” case of swine flu over the weekend.
There are 17 confirmed cases in the state in 11 counties, along with another 20 probable cases in nine counties, with Delco now added to the list.
There isn’t any need to panic, nor run out and buy a surgical mask.
Basically a little common sense is likely to get us over this.
First and foremost, wash your hands. Sneeze into your shirtsleeve. If you’re sick or displaying symptoms, don’t go to school or work.
So far this strain of swine flu does not appear to be all that virulent in the cases reported in the U.S.
That could change in the fall, but for right now the great swine flu fear appears to be just that, probably as much fear as actual medical malady.