Whittier-area districts brace for swi...

Whittier-area districts brace for swine flu in school year ahead

There are 4 comments on the Whittier Daily News story from Sep 2, 2009, titled Whittier-area districts brace for swine flu in school year ahead. In it, Whittier Daily News reports that:

Get the latest news, video and resources in the Health Beat section. Without a crystal ball to tell the future, Whittier-area school officials said it's unclear exactly what kind of threat the swine flu will pose to local campuses this fall.

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Diamond Bar, CA

#1 Sep 3, 2009
i had the swine flu this summer .. At first it was diagnosed as allergies. ( like most doctors) until it got worse then a family member came down with the same symptoms as myself and tested positive for the swine is when my dr. tested me. I think we have to be our own dr. these days people are going out there with coughs not knowing what they have. If i would of coughed on a pregnant woman she could of died. 3 cases came through my local hosptial here in Chino Hills the same week i was ill... So if you have a slight fever or aching with a cough ,., force your dr. to test u for the flu. and yes the state does not cover all the tests but if you have insurance like myself they can bill them....
Flu

United States

#2 Sep 7, 2009
I just got over a flu (3 weeks ago) that turned to pneumonia in less than 12 hours. This traveled through my whole family regardless of how careful we were with hand washing and isolation. If this was the swine flu (which I can't be sure of) it was extremely contagious. Knowing how parents just can't stand to keep kids home these days and send them to school (sometimes even if they are throwing up in the parking lot, yes, I've seen it) I think the spread will be kind of inevitable.

Since: Aug 09

Surfside, CA

#3 Sep 7, 2009
I am not going to get a shot no matter what for this thing. I would rather get sick from swine then get even more sick from what the shot will have in it. It will have all sorts of extra garbage that will make you more sick.
Since I do not have insurance I always put extra money asside since I almost always go to the doctor a few times a year during flu season.
Pico Res

Bell, CA

#4 Sep 8, 2009
Keep your kids home if they're sick. Cough in your sleeve. Don't be gross and careless. Always remember that some one can die from this thing.

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