It’s flu season in Australia.
I have Otto home from school today with a nasty sore throat and cough.
Rang the GP to find out what the “rules” are for someone with a virus/flu-like symptoms, and had a bit of a chat.
We do not even for a moment think that Otto has H1N1. She doesn’t have the right symptoms, and she hasn’t had contact with anyone that has the disease.
Regardless, I have been told to keep her home for “a few days” (they want to limit the spread of other seasonal viruses as much as possible). The Bigster is free to go about as she likes.
In 2 weeks, the Bigster is due to go on school camp. For four days.
To quote my GP: “Just as we expect it to REALLY get going in the community”
“If it were my child, and I had a flight booked the next week? I would not send her on that camp.”
Biggie will be devastated.