What’s the deal with the swine flu?

As we all know by now, the misterious swine flue wasn’t as lethal as it was thought back in Spring, it’s just more contagious. Authorities are far more prepared this time and hopefully we will avoid the collective panic that overtook the country. At Stony Brook things aren’t any different. A new website has been set up just for the purpose of monitoring H1N1 and offering preventive guidelines to students. Basically, as with the seasonal flu, washing your hands frequently and covering your mouth when sneezing or coughing, are at the top of the list. Other recommendations include staying home when sick and going to the hospital if fever doesn’t go down in two days. Also, the best thing to do once it becomes available, is to get the swine flu vaccine. Remember that is completely different from the seasonal flu vaccine. This year, instead of one shot, you’ll be getting two….

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