Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Knocking at my door

After hearing so much about swine flu and watching the inevitable spread of the virus around the world it is finally knocking at my door, this story in the telegraph reports that the Emmbrook junior school will be shut for 7 days as the disease was detected in a child returning from America, although my own kids don't go to this school (thankfully) it is only a mile from my house and therefore probably only a matter of time.

Fortunately this strain of flu has turned out to be not quite as serious as people initially thought it might be and with antivirals seems to be less of a problem than the normal seasonal variety. Even so, such a close call is a sobering thought and a reflection of the power of natural selection in honing nasty bugs!


Elizabeth said...

Oh dear! Wash your hands frequently and keep us posted on your local swine flu prob.

Steve Borthwick said...

No runny noses yet.. ;-)