It seems that the Swine Flu or Influenza A (H1N1) virus was not as virulent as was feared.
It was initially thought that the fatality rate from Swine Flu was as high as 6% but after some reclassification and taking into account the underreporting of milder cases, it would seem that the fatality rate is not that high.
Our Ministry of Health will progressively downgrade our DORSCON Status from Orange to Yellow by 11 May. What that means is that when you visit the clinic on 11 May, everything should be much the same as before. That a big relief as I often have to show our younger patients how to stick out their tongues by demonstrating it myself!
However, parents are still adviced to be vigilant and to observe a good level of hygiene. Please do not send your child to school if they are having a fever. Everyone can do their part to control the spread of highly infectious diseases like Swine Flu.
We have managed to put in an order of Flu vaccinations which should be coming in next week. As there are limited stock, please call the clinic to reserve your vaccine and we will inform you when the stock gets in.