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Originally posted by notreallyalive
Originally posted by Lemon.Fresh
I know for a fact that local hospitals are now counting any flu like symptoms as confirmed Swine Flu
My wife is an ICU nurse at a major hospital in California. This is absolutely NOT THE CASE at her hospital. Maybe a citation if you're gonna make a blanket statement like that, eh?
p.s. Love the avatar! V for Vendetta is FTW!
[edit on 11-11-2009 by notreallyalive]
You may not be able to find out definitively what flu virus you have. Currently available rapid influenza diagnostic tests cannot distinguish between 2009 H1N1 and seasonal influenza A viruses. Most people with flu symptoms this season will not require testing for 2009 H1N1 because the test results usually do not change how you are treated. As of September 2009, more than 99% of circulating influenza viruses in the United States are 2009 H1N1. Therefore, at this time, if your health care provider determines that you have the flu, you most likely have 2009 H1N1.