Swine Flu and You Don Skillman, M.D. Infectious Diseases / Internal Medicine St Peter’s Hospital Swine Flu Where does the name come from? Where is it spreading? How bad is it? Is there a treatment or vaccine? What’s the situation in Helena? It’s scaring people all over the world.
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Swine Flu and You
Don Skillman, M.D.
Infectious Diseases / Internal Medicine
St Peter’s Hospital
It’s scaring people all over the world.
An example of an Influenza A virus and its official name.
Pandemic Influenza Phases
11 O’clock, Eastern Daylight Time
6 May 2009
Confirmed in 41 states
642 total cases
12 other states had 1 or 2 cases.
Montana has had none.
Virtually always, >101oF often
Common, often severe
Severe, near exhaustion
Dry, nonproductive, may be
Clear, modest amounts
Mild, or nonexistent
Hacking, possibly productive
Clear or green/yellow, possibly
Helena girls wearing flu masks, winter of 1918-19.
Don’t become too relaxed.
Seasonal influenza is still with us, and it will be back again.
Stay informed about changes in the swine flu situation.
Swine flu or not, wash your hands and cover your cough!
Fever, cough and being really sick is a reason to stay home and call your doctor.
That’s every single person in:
They all died in a 17-week span.
Seventeen weeks ago it was Jan 7.