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Old 03.08.2009, 14:37
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Swine flu - where to be checked?

Hello everyone,

could anyone please assist me in finding an English speaking doctor\hostipal where I could be tested for the swine flu in case I am experiencing any of the symptoms?

thanks in advance.
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Drop-in centre at Zurich main station.

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Old 03.08.2009, 14:41
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Re: Swine flu - where to be checked?

Are you actually sick, or just thinking about it, Christ alive it's a flu bug not the black death. If your sick go to your Dr or the centre DB posted, if you're healthy go to work, and don't worry to much, unless you know someone who has it.
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Re: Swine flu - where to be checked?

thanks a lot for the viable advices!

I am at work, and don't feel so good, not worried to much about myself as I am worried about my colleagues, friends and my wife...
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Old 03.08.2009, 15:08
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thanks a lot for the viable advices!

I am at work, and don't feel so good, not worried to much about myself as I am worried about my colleagues, friends and my wife...
If you're concerned, call either your doctor, the clinic at the HB or the hospital and get their advice.
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Old 03.08.2009, 16:01
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Re: Swine flu - where to be checked?

GP's surgeries in the UK now have large signs outside advising people not to enter if they believe that they may have Swine Flu. The advice is to contact them by phone or Internet for diagnosis.

This is to help control the spread of the illness.

For info. I have attached the NHS leaflet that has been delivered to every UK household.

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Re: Swine flu - where to be checked?

If you are worried you can always call the hotline - 031 322 21 00.
I am sure that they will be able to either relieve you of your worries - or advice you on what to do, should you indeed display flu symptoms.

For information specific to Switzerland have a look here and here.
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Old 04.08.2009, 15:49
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Re: Swine flu - where to be checked?

Happened to visit my doctor this morning who mentioned they expect a big swine flu wave here next week. This will be due to the large number of English people visiting the Street parade in Zurich this weekend!

Certainly it seems to have got a good grip on the UK which seems to be the big flu site for Europe; I know lots of people in UK who claim to have had swine flu - self diagnosed from the web site so not 100% reliable.
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Re: Swine flu - where to be checked?

So that kills any chance a pom has to pull this wekend!!
I think it's a conspiracy, not the swine flu (lthough it could be) - scuppering chances of poms I mean.
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Re: Swine flu - where to be checked?

I saw swine flu packs at the local chemist today (!)
But being a conspiracy theorist, was pleased to see that even the apothekerin scoffed at them.

Am so pleased that some innovator is able to make a quick buck tho
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Old 05.08.2009, 11:14
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Re: Swine flu - where to be checked?

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Re: Swine flu - where to be checked?

But seriously - this a mail we have just received today.
Take precautions: Hygiene measurements
The Swiss Federal Office of Public Health (BAG) recommends to follow five basic rules:
Frequently wash your hands with water and soap.
Cover your mouth and nose with a paper tissue when coughing or sneezing.
Only use the paper tissue once and throw it to a bin immediately after use. Wash your hands well.
Keep distance to persons with flu symptoms - avoid kisses, hugs and hand shaking.
Take some hygienic masks with you if you travel to countries that may not provide them - and follow the local recommendations.
Signs and symptoms of the H1N1 flu (Swine Flu)The symptoms of this new H1N1 flu virus in people are similar to the symptoms of seasonal flu and may include fever, cough, headache, body aches, chills, fatigue, sneezing, sore throat and runny nose. A significant number of people who have been infected with this new H1N1 virus also have reported diarrhea and vomiting.
AND THEY ARE BEING GENEROUS ON LEAVE
In preparation for a pandemia, we as COMPANY NAME managers also have to help to make sure that our employees do not get infected in COMPANY NAME locations. A flu patient should always stay at home to avoid infecting the whole team! Please remember:
If an employee suffers from first symptoms, make sure that he/she stays home until 1 day after symptoms have stopped.
Create trust: Let your employees fully recover without being worried about anything.
Remind your employees to always take their laptop home and be prepared to work@home.
For employees who absolutely need to work at customer sites we will provide protection kits at start of pandemia.
Allow your employees to take some days off to take care of infected family members or children affected by school closure (up to 5 working days)

Plan absences and stand-ins of team members carefully to not risk operational shortages in case of unplanned absences due to pandemia.
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Old 05.08.2009, 13:31
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Re: Swine flu - where to be checked?

Anyone know where I can buy disinfectant wipes (disposable ones) or disinfectant spray, for cleaning and disinfecting hands?
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If an employee suffers from first symptoms, make sure that he/she stays home until 1 day after symptoms have stopped.
Create trust: Let your employees fully recover without being worried about anything.
I'll believe that when I see it!
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Re: Swine flu - where to be checked?

I know. I was a contractor for 21 years. Come hell or high water, I would be in the office. Otherwise no dosh. Cannot shake this attitude off - even in a permenant job.
So many of our team work at home, that the office is probably the safest place to be. They did not say switch off all communication methods
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......Keep distance to persons with flu symptoms - avoid kisses, hugs and hand shaking.........
Wonder how many thousands they paid for this advice? Would never have occurred to me
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Re: Swine flu - where to be checked?

Gym would be a bad place for all this flu business.....no? All those dirty men grabbing those machines and stuff?
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Re: Swine flu - where to be checked?

Are there any chances to spread by swimming pool ??
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Are there any chances to spread by swimming pool ??
If they look straight in your eyes then the chance increases

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Are there any chances to spread by swimming pool ??
You're worried about catching flu in a swimming pool?

It could be worse!
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