posted on Aug, 26 2009 @ 05:48 PM
Guys, you will be the first one's I've told. Yesterday morning I was the first one to get to my office. I heard something in the back, so I walked
back there to find one of our Interns. I almost didn't recognize him. He was very sick. Swine flu never crossed my mind. He then told me it has
swept through the University. 21 people with it day before yesterday, 90 today. His girlfriend is one of them. The University has called all their
parents to come get them (the one's living in dorms and sorority houses).
I sent him home and told him not to come back until he was well. He was worried about his Intern-hours. (aaarg). (I'm not cold, I did ask what I
could do for him, did he want me to call his parents, etc.). But I am very disappointed that he had the poor judgment to bring this flu into our
My boss then came in and I related what had happened. He confirmed his awareness that it is spreading through the University, and the junior college,
and one of the high schools. On my way home, I stopped by the pharmacy to pick up something, and the phamacy tech said they have been doing nothing
for the last two days except filling "Tamiflu" Rx's.
So, I have officially been exposed. I googled the incubation period and it said 1 to 5 days. I feel fine today. It is airborne, but stronger if you
touch the person, and get the germs that way. I did not touch him, and I backed off about eight feet away once I realized what was going on. I was
already off today, so I haven't heard any news on whether the numbers at the University are way up. But from 21 to 90 almost overnight is a lot.
But the students were tested, and the results were positive for H1N1. I am in the southern US.