Thursday, April 30, 2009

Swine Flu Arrives in Madrona

In case you missed the story, as reported in today's Seattle Times, our town is not immune to this new strain (also known as H1N1). Among the three Seattle cases so far reported is an 11-year-old boy who attends school in Madrona.

According to the UW Medical Center, once a Swine Flu diagnosis is made, a patient whose case appears to be mild can be cared for at home in order to minimize additional exposure to people in clinics and hospitals. The Centers for Disease Control have a very useful guide to caring for persons in the home, including basic infection control practices, as well as when to seek medical care (

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