Determining If You Have Swine Flu

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- So you think you've got swine flu? Now there's help at the click of your computer mouse.
An interactive Web site is being offered to help people decide just how bad their case is. Microsoft is teaming up with Emory University to offer the online help, designed to simulate the very conditions that doctors use in the office to decide just how bad a person's flu case really is.
At the Web site www.h1n1responsecenter.com just type in your age -- you must be more than 12 -- and answer some questions about fever and other symptoms and your underlying health.
Presto! The program may conclude you've probably got the swine flu -- and then decide if you need to see the doctor or just take it easy at home with fluids and plenty of chicken soup.
On the Web: www.h1n1responsecenter.com.
The CDC also posts lists of signs to seek emergency flu care, including for children, at http://www.flu.gov.


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