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.
Don Skillman, M.D.
Infectious Diseases / Internal Medicine
St Peter’s Hospital
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
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.