New flu: hysteria is out of place
It is a disease that three years ago was still causing panic in many people and almost created a state of emergency in the district of kulmbach: swine flu, which is now only called the new flu. In september 2009, for example, when the H1N1 virus was confirmed in a secondary school student after a trip to england, the whole class was given two weeks off school. Also the fellow students were considered infected at that time.
Girl had to go to hospital
Today the new flu is no longer the irritant word, which provides for the quite rough fright. Even though it still scares parents in particular. As in mainleus, where in the catholic kindergarten in hauptstrabe these days a placard indicates that a case of swine flu has occurred.
The obligation to report exists
What the director of the mainleus center for children and families, michael seck, also confirms on request.
A girl had been tested positive, together with the mother last week also admitted to the kulmbach hospital. "We learned about it only this week and will report the case to the health department.", says seck, who warns parents against hysteria. "This is not appropriate at all."
Not more dangerous
The head of the state health department in kulmbach, dieter weiss, also warns against this. According to the doctor of medicine, the danger posed by the new flu is no greater than that posed by the traditional viral disease.
Read more in the thursday edition of the "bayerische rundschau".