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 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:
The CDC also posts lists of signs to seek emergency flu care, including for children, at

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  • by mary Location: Mi on Oct 14, 2009 at 09:10 AM
    They say Mi is being hit hard by H1N1 flue.Is that true?It would be nice to receive reports of what areas,what schools and actual numbers that have been confirmed.The public has a right to know.This is a serious flue and can kill.Panic is not the problem any more.Spreading it is.Not all flue is the new flue,but going to get checked out with the many coming into doctors and hospitals may have it.Then you might get what you thought you already had.Are they treating this as serious?Eat right,not all can.Not all have insurance,many can keep warm and still keep their heat down.What causes sickness?Many get in trouble if off work sick,or may loose job?Can't keep kids home with no babysitter?This just be one of those plagues?A lab experiment got loose deals.Facts would be nice to help as many to avoid as possible.
  • by David Location: Charlotte on Oct 7, 2009 at 10:00 AM
    Let me see I bet I can figure out when I get the flu YOU FEEL LIKE CRAP you at wilx how dumb do you realy think pepol are
  • by Ryan Location: E.Lansing on Oct 7, 2009 at 09:32 AM
    Would be nice if the URL in the story actually linked.
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