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Given all the swine flu cases being reported in the news, I am curious if any members here have actually been diagnosed with it by a doctor? If so, what did the doctor do, what did you do? How long before you got over it?

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Given all the swine flu cases being reported in the news, I am curious if any members here have actually been diagnosed with it by a doctor? If so, what did the doctor do, what did you do? How long before you got over it?

i have been told that bkk hospital has a ward dedicated to the h1 virus and that cases seem to be coming in on a daily basis, so i ahev been advised to stay away from large groups of people such as movie theaters, parties, etc....no prob for me because i dont like to be around people anyway :)

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nothing here (fingers crossed) but my sister is over form the UK atm and has informed me that my nephew has it :/. Apparently any one with a sniffle atm in the UK is being treated as if they have swine flu.

I read some where that the virus is killing loads of fat people (people with 35+ bmi) i dont know if this is true or not.

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Heard today that a local 6 year old died from Swine Flu - I have made enquiries at the Tesse Bahn as to who would make a decision to close schools on Samui - and if the above is true I would hope they will decide sooner rather than later .

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nothing here (fingers crossed) but my sister is over form the UK atm and has informed me that my nephew has it :/. Apparently any one with a sniffle atm in the UK is being treated as if they have swine flu.

I read some where that the virus is killing loads of fat people (people with 35+ bmi) i dont know if this is true or not.

It is not killing fat people in particular but some kids in good health, only if they were not immunized by 1977 flue.

Death in western country seems 50% kids, 50% older people or people at risk (fat, respiratory problems, etc).

For normal folks nothing is necessary, it is less bad than the australian of last year.

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Good Source produced by W.H.O. Canada gives the rates of infections around the world, preventative measures an treatments.

http://gilchrist.ca/jeff/H1N1/index.html

Just wondering...is ordinary common or garden flu still around? Has this now vanished? Seems from my introverted island perspective that anything ranging from

a mild cold to full blown flu is diagnosed and /or reported as Swine flu.

Would the same sort of number of fatalities have been the same for "ordinary" flu?

I'm not in any way trying to belittle the problem but I get the feeling that there may be some over-reaction.

(Got to go...can't stop sneezing). :)

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Gatorade,

Have to disagree with you, went to the hospital about 10 days ago (Thai Inter) with flu symptoms and the Doctor ruled out Mexican flu and left it up to me to have more tests done in case I wanted to.

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Went to BKK hospital yesterday with headache, runny nose, aches and slightly high temperature. There are 2 types of flu, type A and Type B Swine flu comes under type B (along with many other types of flu) I tested positive for type B so they are sending samples to Bangkok for testing for H1N1 results back in 3 days. :D . In the meantime wearing a mask and keeping away from everybody was their recomendations.

Oh yes and a bill of nearly 9,000 Baht, but what do you expect from Bangkok Hospital!! :)

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Went to BKK hospital yesterday with headache, runny nose, aches and slightly high temperature. There are 2 types of flu, type A and Type B Swine flu comes under type B (along with many other types of flu) I tested positive for type B so they are sending samples to Bangkok for testing for H1N1 results back in 3 days. :D . In the meantime wearing a mask and keeping away from everybody was their recomendations.

Oh yes and a bill of nearly 9,000 Baht, but what do you expect from Bangkok Hospital!! :)

I read somewhere, they can't charge you for running the swine flu tests.Either the government is subsidising it or laying the ground rules on costs.

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Went to BKK hospital yesterday with headache, runny nose, aches and slightly high temperature. There are 2 types of flu, type A and Type B Swine flu comes under type B (along with many other types of flu) I tested positive for type B so they are sending samples to Bangkok for testing for H1N1 results back in 3 days. :D . In the meantime wearing a mask and keeping away from everybody was their recomendations.

Oh yes and a bill of nearly 9,000 Baht, but what do you expect from Bangkok Hospital!! :)

So the cure was the same as normal flu, ibuprofen 2 times a day?

What is the point to know when it is gone (3 days test to bkk) that it was H1N1 instead of xyz?

9000b for a reccomandation to not sneeze?

gee, for fever avoid Bkk Hospital, thai international is much cheaper, and for any kind of flu they give you a full spectrum of antibiothics, that i trowed away after my skin changed colors a couple of times...

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Yes the annual flu is here as usual that one you can get a shot for now.

Interesting so far they actual death rate is higher for that flu annually then what we have seen with the Swine flu.

The the time and number of countries it spread is what made it a pandemic. The fear is that it will mutate a the Spanish flu did leaving of people dead around the world.

9 K wow glad I don't live there,

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I have a flu, maybe swine. Eyes watering, no energy, temperature high, appetitie low. Kicked in last night at buffet.

Anyway what to do. I dont want to pay 9000 baht, can I just go to the local pharamcy (usually very cheap) and ask them for antibotics if im no better tomorrow. As to keeping away from others, the pub I went to before (couldnt even finish one beer) has a few people in same boat so too late...

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