Swine flu officially hit my Facebook news feed late yesterday, as a status update from a contact in Miami came up indicating he'd just been tested for the virus. Then I saw the Herald was reporting there are 20 "suspect" cases in Miami-Dade. Add to this the report that a confirmed carrier of the virus traveled through Miami, and you might be ready to panic.
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Let's keep things in perspective. Twenty suspected cases is not that many, really. If someone shows up to their doctor with flu-like symptoms, of course the doctor is going to want to take precautions during a phase 5 epidemic alert, but be aware there are dozens of other causes of flu-like symptoms.