Wash Your Hands of Swine Flu
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Wash Your Hands of Swine Flu

Photo of a sign on the door to the Scarborough Hospital on Monday by kingofthenerds from the Torontoist Flickr Pool.

Quick, everyone panic! According to the Globe, four “individuals…from the Toronto area [who] had recently travelled to Mexico” have been confirmed to be infected with the swine flu virus. You can find out a lot more about swine influenza from the World Health Organization, including answers to frequently asked questions, but it’s worth noting that, according to 680 News’ Breaking News email, all the Toronto cases are “mild.” How mild? We don’t know yet, but the Globe says that the two men confirmed to be infected with the swine virus in Alberta, both mild cases as well, didn’t need hospital visits; one man has “already recovered,” and another “has shaken off most of his symptoms.”
Which is all to say that right now, you’re probably better off washing your hands, doing the sleeve sneeze, and hoping that the Rolling Stones will come back to play another huge concert than freaking out.