Swine Flu Almeria Andalucia – what to do

Spain has activated its emergency plan for control and detection of epidemics, in accordance with the recommendation from the World Health Organisation (WHO). This involves alerting all public and private hospitals to the symptoms of the disease and sending out samples to all laboratories to permit immediate identification of infected patients. Controls are being put in place at all airports and ports to detect any passengers with fever like symptoms coming from affected zones. Passengers Continue reading Swine Flu Almeria Andalucia – what to do

Caroline from Almeria is “given all clear” after swine flu scare

Caroline, a 20 year old student at Almería Uni, came back from an organised trip to Mexico last week feeling, as she put it, under the weather. On the advice of her tutor, she decided to call a doctor, explaining that she felt flu’y and had just come back from Mexico. The ambulance men that turned up were in full biohazard suits, and spray disinfected the place after quarantining her in Torrecardenas hospital. She has Continue reading Caroline from Almeria is “given all clear” after swine flu scare

Swine flu, eh?

3 cases so far in Spain, all detected in tourists recently returned from Mexico and now hospitalised. The UK FCO office issued the following advice for travellers to Mexico: Maintaining a distance of at least six feet from other persons and frequent hand washing may decrease the risk of exposure. Six feet, eh? That’ll be the chillis. (Just been informed that 3 more cases have been detected in Barcelona – now up to 6 cases Continue reading Swine flu, eh?