Yesterday I heard the radio local news stated there are total of 3 reported cases in Bay Area including 1 from San Jose and 2 others in San Mateo county. I checked the online SF gate/ San Francisco Chronicles this morning and see there are total of 11 reported case of swine flu.
Swine flu is a respiratory disease of pigs caused by type A influenza virus and does not normally infect humans, according to federal health authorities. Typically, when people have gotten it, it’s because they came in direct contact with pigs. But this particular strain has been spreading from human to human.
Signs of possible swine flu
*Flulike symptoms, including fever, sore throat, cough, and possibly vomiting and diarrhea.
*Recent travel to Mexico or contact with someone who has been to Mexico recently.
*Recent travel to San Diego or Imperial counties in Southern California, or contact with someone from there.
My co-worker had to call his wife yesterday to pick up their son from local a San Jose school because of the reported case of swine flu near-by. The school already issue a reqiuire shut-down for a week.
It’d be difficult to go anywhere if this get worse just like in Mexico people have to stay at their house, no school or restaurant allow to open. Well I hope it doesn’t get to be that worse but I already went to costco and stock up some canned food just in case… =D