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1. Posted by Swept Away (Travel Guru 1113 posts) 6y

"Better ignorant than sorry."

should I be wearing a surgical mask? I heard that the flu has reached even rural areas... I will taking a bus ride, and I dont see people wearing mask. I remember of photos of the SARS outbreak in HK and people on the streets wear mask. Well, its Halloween soon, so I guess I already have a costume.

Can people just walk around, covering their nose, with a face towel or something? Well, I am not really worried, and that is probably not right.

I plan to hit clubs and bars in big cities, friends told me its risky. Does it affect your travel activities? Well,you could probably get the flu in a church or temple, as much as you can get in some place with loud music and dim lights.

2. Posted by BASEnutter (Budding Member 25 posts) 6y

Where are you travelling? Unless your travelling in the centre of Swine Flu hotspot then I'd say of course not! Its not even a full pandemic yet. But yeah, you'll only catch it in a club if someone else has it and is giving it to you.

3. Posted by laurim (Respected Member 260 posts) 6y

And it's really just the flu. You can catch flu any year and die from it if you already have other health issues. Just do everything you should do during any flu season. Wash your hands frequently, use sanitizer when you can't use soap and water, cough and sneeze in your elbow and don't be around people when you're sick.

[ Edit: Edited on 26-Oct-2009, at 18:33 by laurim ]

4. Posted by HngryTrvlr (Budding Member 56 posts) 6y

You have a better chance of catching the flu by not washing your hands. I would suggest getting yourself some hand sanitizers, keep physical contact to a minimum, and always wash your hands. Safe travels!

5. Posted by BedouinLeo (Inactive 698 posts) 6y

Over hyped drivel.
Yes there have been a few fatalities in the UK, but there are still people dying of bee and wasp stings too. They never get a mention. Crocodiles bite in Africa, Polar bears attack in Canada and Malaria is nasty is Africa.
Travel and take a chance. Things never change, just the topics.

6. Posted by Swept Away (Travel Guru 1113 posts) 6y

so its hand washing and keep physical contact to a minimum.

I see a lot of people getting colds lately. Does being a smoker makes it more risky? I plan to eat a lot of oranges this week,assuming that the vitamin C will improve my immune system.

Lastly, is HK and Macau a Flu hot spot?

If people dont sneeze or cough, they dont get to spread the virus??? You can't get it if you are sharing a bottle of beer???

I'm not paranoid... I am over optimistic, which I may not even wash my hands with liquid soap for French Fries. But I will now.

7. Posted by dnicholson (Full Member 146 posts) 6y

During the time when news about the flu was very abundant, I would see people everywhere wearing masks and always carrying some alcohol or alcogel. it didn't really scared me considering that there are hundreds of diseases out there that can be fatal.. the thing I did was keep myself healthy..

8. Posted by kloopy (Budding Member 8 posts) 6y

As soon as people realize this "threat" is not to be taken too seriously, there will another outburst of something. It's a trend. Governments in control scare us, we abide and fill our blood full of their rotten vaccinations.

9. Posted by cvpepper11 (Budding Member 16 posts) 6y

Don't worry about the swine flu. I have spoken with a couple of people who have had it and they didn't experience anything worse than a couple of sneezes. Just take regular precaution and you will be fine!