Feeling sick? Wondering if it's the H1N1 flu or just a regular old go-away-don't-come-near-me, flu?
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Tuesday, December 1, 2009 - Gatineau-Ottawa, QC
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Face it, your doctor may not be able to squeeze you right in. But you may be able to figure it out using a Web-based self-assessment tool developed by researchers at Emory University in Atlanta. The tool is now available on several national Web sites, including flu.gov , the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and Microsoft's H1N1 Response Center .
You can also check your symptoms and get the facts on H1N1 at: Fightflu.ca
Canadian pandemic tool - Toronto’s George Brown College tests pandemic tool
The online test includes questions like, do you have a fever? Have you been short of breath? Do you have a pain or pressure in your chest that you didn't have before? Were you feeling better and now a fever or cough is returning?
The H1N1 flu , also widely known as the swine flu, is a fairly new influenza virus that has spread around the world. The CDC reports that it first appeared in the United States this past April. By June 11, the World Health Organization categorized it as a pandemic . Because its extremely contagious, hospitals and health care workers have been bracing for the H1N1 to hit hard this fall.
Find where H1N1 lives: Google Map of Swine Flu
With concerns about the new flu running high, health care providers expect to get slammed with a mounting wave of people rushing in to find out if they have the H1N1 virus.