I'm worried there as well. Every respiratory disease I've had in the past year I've gotten bronchitis. I had bronchitis 4 times last year...so pretty much the whole year (or at least it feels like it!). Luckily this year has been much better so far....but my two toddlers get croup every other cold as well...so pretty much if it becomes widespread in the US, I'll probably just take them out of daycare until the season ends.Unfortunately I have a really bad record with respiratory diseases. Thankfully I've been able to avoid getting my yearly pneumonia for the past 2 years by working from home but sadly I'm super susceptible to getting respiratory diseases which means that I may have to cancel my travel plans this year. I'm supposed to go on a family trip to Curacao but if the outbreak gets worse then I can't see that it will be safe for me to travel unless I'm wearing a self contained hazmat suit.
There are vaccinations for the flu and pneumonia.Unfortunately I have a really bad record with respiratory diseases. Thankfully I've been able to avoid getting my yearly pneumonia for the past 2 years by working from home but sadly I'm super susceptible to getting respiratory diseases which means that I may have to cancel my travel plans this year. I'm supposed to go on a family trip to Curacao but if the outbreak gets worse then I can't see that it will be safe for me to travel unless I'm wearing a self contained hazmat suit.
I'm concerned but ok about it but tbh I'm terrified for my elderly parents.
It seems to be spreading so quickly now with increasing cases in the UK that you have to wonder how bad this can be. Not sure how much coverage its getting in the US or how many cases you have?
If you are flying out of MSP, they weren’t checking temperatures as of last Friday. We did leave from terminal 2 this time, but I’m sure the protocol is the same at both terminals. It didn’t appear there were any checks happening when we came home Tuesday either.In a 2 week period at work (bedside hospital RN) I had a rule out Corona virus patient, a tuberculosis patient. Then a H1N1, and another influenza A and influenza B patient. Hope I can survive my career!
And once again the darn flu vaccine doesn't cover the B strain. Very frustrating! Going to Disney and flying with my 2 oldest vectors, oops I mean grandchildren! In a week. Very nervous about flying! So don't want to be sick nor have sick grandkids on vacation. Might have to wear nitrile gloves and face masks! I noticed Wholesale Supplies is out of face masks. And our hospital is out of N95 masks! Curious if someone will be checking temperatures at the airport?
With this now seemingly spreading swiftly around the world, I wondered whether any of our members are directly or indirectly affected?
Apparently face masks only help you if there are people coughing/sneezing so if you have a few masks when you go and there are people sneezing that's something. About three years ago I travelled home to Australia from UK and got a respiratory infection that went through every tube including my ears and eyes. Last time I flew home we took disinfectant wipes to wipe down table, belt and buckle, armrests, entertainment unit, the works. Even the suitcases when we got them off the carousel. Use a nasal spray which makes your nose run as infections get stuck in your nose and go from there. Plenty of hand sanitiser frequently. Needless to say, neither of us even got the sniffles.well on coming Monday I leave for Europe for few weeks , can not cancel it, With my COPD any cold or flue may end as pneumonia, I keep my fingers crossed that no one will be sneezing in plane. What we do , when the sickness come. Whatever it is is (viruses) it stats in the nose, then rinsing sinuses is pretty useful tool, hand washing, and hand washing I hope I will have a nice time in Poland (I had not visit for 15 years) and come back healthy
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