My swine flu story
Infected, scared or trying to stay healthy? Share your swine flu story.
With schools closing, and others struck by high rates of absenteeism, none of us can pretend that swine flu isn’t going to be an issue for South Africa this winter. Here are some of the stories from Parent24’s bloggers. Share yours below:

‘He has a fever of 38.1, a severe headache, painful joints, a sore throat and a nasty cough. How? Well he's been in contact with two other people who have swine flu so right now, at 4.07am in the winter cold and pitch dark, I'd say it's a pretty logical foregone conclusion.’ Rosiecheer

‘My eldest step-daughter came home on Sunday night with a really bad flu. So much so that she was at the doctor first thing on Monday morning. And now she is taking tammiflu (am not sure of the spelling) which is the anti-viral being prescribed for swine flu. We are waiting for the outcome of the tests which will show whether she actually has the H1NI virus.’ Q

‘He told me that the swine flu is worst in the stbsch/somerset west/strand area than what we are aware of and ‘booked’ us off for the rest of the week, no shopping centres, no getting into a lift with other people, no play dates etc.’ Weebee

'What to do, what to do? My daughter is at Stellenbosch University. Her flatmate tells her she has swineflu. Everyone says not to panic, they are all mild cases and besides there is nothing one can do. I have just checked in on The screaming headline is "H1N1 Claimes Life of Matie Student."' Motherlode

Here is the latest info from the Centre for Infectious Disease on the subject of H1N1 influenza.

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