For now it's important to stay calm and treat this like any other flu season and be able to recognize the difference between a cold and a flu.
The incubation of the H1N1 is 1-4 days, possibly as long as 7 days and the clinical symptoms include:
- Sudden onset of fever (usually high);
- Extreme tiredness;
- Dry cough;
- Sore throat;
- Runny nose; and
- Muscle aches and stomach symptoms -- more common in children.
Colds may have similar symptoms but usually no fever and no muscle aches. Be vigilant, wash your hands and stay at home if you are sick.
AND with Halloween coming up be careful with sugar .... 1 tsp of sugar can decrease your immune system for 24 hours.