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    How long before you will meet a family who had swine flu????

    Our friends family were down with the flu last weekend. They have recovered now and have invited us tommorrow for their daughter's birthday meal at a restaurant as my DD is her close friend. Think it is just our family and theirs who will have the meal, so can't really dropout.

    Are we ok to meet them ??? Your thoughts plz.


    EDIT: I'm just worried about my kids getting it from them and go through the usual dreadly FLU symptoms.

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    no you will literally die t moment your eyes meet theirs,

    probably.

    Marina;5796385

    erm.. i was wondering how long after the flu symptoms have cleared will … erm.. i was wondering how long after the flu symptoms have cleared will they carry the virus so that it MAY spread to my kids.





    ants97;5796369

    no you will literally die t moment your eyes meet theirs,probably.




    this ^

    I should think that since they have recovered they are not contagious. Most things are infectious in the few days leading up to illness, before you know you have it...and the first few days of infection.

    lol you've obviously been affected by the media

    do you think they would invite you if they thought you might get it?

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    bellabonkers;5796405

    I should think that since they have recovered they are not contagious. … I should think that since they have recovered they are not contagious. Most things are infectious in the few days leading up to illness, before you know you have it...and the first few days of infection.


    Thanks:thumbsup:
    phatboy123;5796426

    lol you've obviously been affected by the media do you think they would … lol you've obviously been affected by the media do you think they would invite you if they thought you might get it?


    Hi
    I thought it was too early for them cos only last weekend they had the initial symptoms. Then their kids had to go to hospital sometime during the week as they were very poorly. I'd imagine they are without the symptoms for the past day or so. She said they are all feeling tired even now.
    She wants to do atleast something to make her kid feel special on her birthday. Hence the invite I think.

    Normal Flu is a killer too ( especially for people with underlying health problems), but that doesnt make for dramatic headlines

    Marina;5796460

    Thanks:thumbsup:HiI thought it was too early for them cos only last … Thanks:thumbsup:HiI thought it was too early for them cos only last weekend they had the initial symptoms. Then their kids had to go to hospital sometime during the week as they were very poorly. I'd imagine they are without the symptoms for the past day or so. She said they are all feeling tired even now.She wants to do atleast something to make her kid feel special on her birthday. Hence the invite I think.



    Is there no advice on the NHS website?

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    bellabonkers;5796490

    Is there no advice on the NHS website?


    There is none like this. I'm going through their Q&A section now.:)

    My brother has just recovered from it, I don't think it is too much to worry about. I am not sure whether I would prefer me and my son to get it now because I am a bit worried it is going to turn into a killer virus for the winter! Is that stupid?

    dcx_badass;5796463

    I heard that you might burst into flames suddenly.



    or this ^

    more probable.

    I dont understand why a concerned mother is made to feel silly about a perfectly good question concerning the health of her children.
    My niece had the flu like symptoms for 2 weeks with a constant high temprature. They gave her the medication for swine flu as they could not find out what was wrong with her and they wanted to make sure just in case. After making the child suffer for 2 weeks and 14 hospital visits, They realised she had Scarlet Fever and they started her on the proper treatment. Swine flu is spreading and children are more likely to catch it because of their weak immune system and close incounter with lots of children at school. I don't have children but I saw what my sister had to suffer so please dont make fun of a mother that is concerned for her children.

    Perhaps try ]this link

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    Ok, have found this now in Yahoo answers

    How can someone with the flu infect someone else?
    Infected people may be able to infect others beginning 1 day before symptoms develop and up to 7 or more days after becoming sick. That means that you may be able to pass on the flu to someone else before you know you are sick, as well as while you are sick.

    I think it is quite close, Anyway we'll meet them tommorrow. Fingers crossed.

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    Lexa;5796585

    I dont understand why a concerned mother is made to feel silly about a … I dont understand why a concerned mother is made to feel silly about a perfectly good question concerning the health of her children.My niece had the flu like symptoms for 2 weeks with a constant high temprature. They gave her the medication for swine flu as they could not find out what was wrong with her and they wanted to make sure just in case. After making the child suffer for 2 weeks and 14 hospital visits, They realised she had Scarlet Fever and they started her on the proper treatment. Swine flu is spreading and children are more likely to catch it because of their weak immune system and close incounter with lots of children at school. I don't have children but I saw what my sister had to suffer so please dont make fun of a mother that is concerned for her children.


    Thanks:thumbsup:
    marble;5796588

    Perhaps try ]this link


    Thanks:thumbsup:

    Personally I'd leave it longer.
    I mean why risk you and your children's lives when you could just staying away a few more days??????

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    timbo995;5796702

    Personally I'd leave it longer. I mean why risk you and your children's … Personally I'd leave it longer. I mean why risk you and your children's lives when you could just staying away a few more days??????


    Me too, actually I wish they hadn't invited us:oops: I mean whats the rush.

    First she invited to her house for a small cake party, since I hesitated she immediately suggested Pizza Hut (as she thought her house might be infected:-D). I couldn't refuse as I'm hopeless in saying 'No'.

    Ideally she should know that it is best to leave it longer. What if me or my kids or anyone in Pizza Hut caught it from them, how much troubles it will cause them and their families? Straight from there they are also visiting London for a few days as it was pre-planned.

    Now I'm thinking of leaving the 3 year old with her dad and just take DD1 with me and keep the visit as brief as possible.

    timbo995;5796702

    Personally I'd leave it longer. I mean why risk you and your children's … Personally I'd leave it longer. I mean why risk you and your children's lives when you could just staying away a few more days??????




    Exactly as this will happen,

    dcx_badass;5796463

    I heard that you might burst into flames suddenly.



    probably.

    5 days is apparently how long the virus is contagious apparently.

    Source: In a work memo

    I read that once the symptoms have gone then you are no longer contagious, when you have flu in can knock you for six and leave you tired anyway

    I would wait around 7 days, they must be feeling up to it I would say as they invited you.
    Its natural to worry, my 2 have been poorley all week xx

    Its just not worth the risk, don't go

    I don't think I'd want to go. Ring them and say your youngest is running a fever and you suspect swine flu so can't make it, then ring a couple days later and say it was a false alarm! lolol

    if they have recovered i cant see why not. what to say u wont get it sitting next to someone else when ur at a restarunt

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    magicbeans;5797704

    if they have recovered i cant see why not. what to say u wont get it … if they have recovered i cant see why not. what to say u wont get it sitting next to someone else when ur at a restarunt


    mmm.. fair point, but I don't think all the 4 of them must have recovered so soon. Only about midweek, the little boy was taken into hospital twice for very high temperature. I really don't know:oops:

    That's if they even had it..........every Tom, Dick & Harry is being told they've got it when it could be a multitude of things just because they have a temperature.

    I think if they actually tested everyone you'd find the actual figures would be much lower.

    I totally understand where your coming from. With a son whos asthmatic I am very worried about him getting it. Any mum would have the same aprehensions as you.
    Personally I wouldnt go yet. You would never forgive yourself if your children came down with it as a result from going.

    Make up an excuse, leave it a little longer then visit them. Its not being OTT its being cautious and concerned. Noone can knock you for feeling that.

    For the record im not putting myself of my family in a position where we contract it. I am also giving my kids a tonic drink which us fantastic to bump up immune system. Available from your local chemist.

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    Syzable;5797815

    That's if they even had it..........every Tom, Dick & Harry is being told … That's if they even had it..........every Tom, Dick & Harry is being told they've got it when it could be a multitude of things just because they have a temperature. I think if they actually tested everyone you'd find the actual figures would be much lower.


    They are both GPs themselves.
    Whatever it was, it was contagious as the little boy got the whatever flu first and then the rest of them got it.:)

    I agree that you can never be to careful when it comes to your kids and your own health and there is nothing wrong with not going due to concern.

    However, in all things related to this you just need to differentiate between caution and panic in the future.

    Marina;5797841

    They are both GPs themselves.Whatever it was, it was contagious as the … They are both GPs themselves.Whatever it was, it was contagious as the little boy got the whatever flu first and then the rest of them got it.:)



    Don't get me wrong, i'm not having a go. My step-dad was a GP but without testing which they aren't doing anymore they can only guess which is what all Dr's are doing now. They are just erring on the side of caution with all this.

    Just remember not to get sucked in by all the hype in the press. :thumbsup:

    sadly the media hypes things up. All this was about i am sure before we had TV. We just didnt know about half which went on.

    I blame the media for making me the worrier i am today! grrrr lol

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    Syzable;5797870

    Don't get me wrong, i'm not having a go. My step-dad was a GP but without … Don't get me wrong, i'm not having a go. My step-dad was a GP but without testing which they aren't doing anymore they can only guess which is what all Dr's are doing now. They are just erring on the side of caution with all this. :)Just remember not to get sucked in by all the hype in the press. :thumbsup:


    I understand it, I'm not saying they definitely have swine flu, but they had all the general symptoms for the 'whatever you call it ' flu :-D

    Anyway..........we all know the deadliest flu on this earth is MAN FLU.....I've suffered with it several times in my life. :lol:

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    Syzable;5797899

    Anyway..........we all know the deadliest flu on this earth is MAN … Anyway..........we all know the deadliest flu on this earth is MAN FLU.....I've suffered with it several times in my life. :lol:


    No way!!! The deadliest flu is the WOMAN-FLU i had last year, thought it was going to kill me :lol:

    Marina;5797921

    No way!!! The deadliest flu is the WOMAN-FLU i had last year, thought it … No way!!! The deadliest flu is the WOMAN-FLU i had last year, thought it was going to kill me :lol:



    But does it render you useless and pathetic like us men and involve having the whole household running after you whilst muttering to your kids how much you love them and hope that one day you'll rise from the bed to see them grow into adults??? :lol:

    Noooooooooooo its PMT! thats the worst feeling everrrrrrr lol

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    Syzable;5797953

    But does it render you useless and pathetic like us men and involve … But does it render you useless and pathetic like us men and involve having the whole household running after you whilst muttering to your kids how much you love them and hope that one day you'll rise from the bed to see them grow into adults??? :lol:


    No, I was still quite useful to them cos hubby was away and I had to get them ready to school, take them to school, bring them back and put food in front of them etc. Rest of the time I was shivering and shaking. OMG, I deserve an award for all that:-D
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