It seems that Swine Flu has finally hit South Africa, and as usual our Department of Health can’t really keep up. They’ve just stopped counting. We were all told that it’s “mild” and we’ll all get over it only to hear about a 22 year old healthy guy from Stellenbosch who died within two weeks of feeling a little under the weather.
Which of course has me a little concerned. I’ve been harbouring a flu for about 6 weeks now. I’m one of those people that just grin and bear it, mainly because flu is caused by a virus, so I don’t see the point in taking antibiotics.
According to my friend, Jeremy, who works at one of the national labs the reason we take antibiotics is “to prevent secondary bacterial infections; the virus is knocking yr immune system; so an oppertunistic bacteria can move in”.
The point however, is that the flu-bug or something there abouts has infected my office … and all I can say is “Man Down”.