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Thursday, April 30, 2009

Swine flu in here!

There are two confirmed cases of the Swine Flu in Michigan. So what do you need to do to prepare? You need to know the symptoms and they are:

fever, headache, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, muscle aches, chills and fatique.

The Swine Flu is spread like any other flu. Such as coughing and sneezing, you can also catch the flu by touching something that has the flu virus on it such as subway rails, ATM's, door knobs, or opening a door.

There are prescription medication that will help the flue from reproducing in your body.

How to prevent it: avoid contact with sick people, if you get the flue stay home and avoid contact with people, cover your nose or mouth if you cough and sneeze, and most importantly, wash your hands!

The CDC says you cannot get the swine flu from eating pork.

How to prepare your family - I am not sure how fast spreading the swine flu can be, but it does seem to spread very easily and pretty quickly. I would take a good inventory of your food stock in your house and make sure you have enough food and water for at least 30 days - this may sound extreme, but if a bad outbreak comes here to Michigan you don't want to take a chance of running out of food.

Stock up on those medical supplies:
kleenex - even if you do not use disposable products it never hurts to have something on hand if you do get sick so you can throw away what you wipe your nose with.

Over the counter meds- These are good to have on hand to help subside the symptoms of the flu. Although it won't cure the flu they sure can make you feel better while you have it.

Hand sanitizer - really important to use many times throughout the day to keep your home sanitized.

chicken noodle soup - even just the broth will make you feel better! Hopefully you have this at home already canned, but if you don't, stock up on soup at the grocery store.

The most important thing to remember is use common sense.

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