Tuesday, August 11, 2009

swine[not flu]

after 2 back to back duties and no bath inbetween[with plenty of axe] am stinking like an animal...no wonder that the street dog near my house didnt even dare to come near me today.

p.s-1-this time i preferred sleeping during my break in the mornings instead of taking bath!....

2-these days every tom,dick and harry from abroad who gets a cold[or flu symptoms] demands a h1n1 testing to be done and as a result the swine flu ward[in our setup] has become a market like place with long Qs for throat swab cultures....[god i really curse these media people!!]

17 comments:

Arun Kumar said...

he he... its like my senior says... you get 15 mins.. u can either bath or eat... every self loving CRRI chooses the latter... :-D

comfortably numb said...

Swine flu is really causing a pandemic now!!!

Mariposa said...

Media tends to sensationalize things...

And yes I need help...any immediate relief for dry throat?! I think it's the colds causing it...but I can't stand the discomfort!

And please take a bath already! LOL

Raksha Raman said...

Thanks to the NEWS hungry media! Everything is BREAKING NEWS these days!

Its like that Shepherd Boy story you know....they blow all things up and perhaps one fine day,when there is some issue,that actually needs everyone' attention, might be sidelined after being considered as yet another MEDIA GIMMICK!!

Saranya S said...

Awwwwee, thats unfair. Hope they extend the break so that u can do both. regarding swine flu, yeah people are so worried that they might have caught swineful even if it is just a cold. But the truth is that symptoms are variable btw individuals though. so kinda fair enough as well.

Suma said...

the h1n1 virus is really causing panic...it must be scary not knowing whether what you have is simple cold or something else...

whoever said being a doc was easy? :)

Shruti said...

what precaution do u take for urself?

brocasarea said...

@ arun...defenitely:D

@ numb...its a pandemic now..:)

brocasarea said...

@ mariposa...frnakly gargling is the best therapy...:)

@ raksha...true:)

brocasarea said...

@ saranya...yeah especially educated once...!!..

@ suma...yeah it drains u out;)

brocasarea said...

@ shruti...wear masks occasionally[almost nil] inside the campus..;)

Phoenix said...

apart frm masks, wht precautions docs at ur hosp are takin??
n wht kinda masks they wear?? ot masks or disposable??
neone wearin n95??

its gettin scary..

Phoenix said...

apart frm masks, wht precautions docs at ur hosp are takin??
n wht kinda masks they wear?? ot masks or disposable??
neone wearin n95??

its gettin scary..

brocasarea said...
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brocasarea said...

@ phoenix...yeah n95 masks by interns who work there!!

Phoenix said...

but u cant reuse n95
and then u cant daily purchase a mask tht costs u 500 bucks
plus its not even available...
i dunno wht to do

wht abt tamiflu prophylaxis..?? any idea?? effective??? u guys usin it??

brocasarea said...

@ pheonix..i took it[3 day course-75mg] when i had swine flu duty in med...