Friday, May 29, 2009

Swine Flu positive result

Our friends Sean, Denise and their kids have received notice that they are positive to the Swine Flu.

'NSW Health finally came back with our results and we are positive H1N1. We will be in quarantine until at least 1 June. Other than that; we are doing fine and life goes on, albeit in a smaller space than we would prefer.'

The are confined to their luxury caravan for a short time. Hope the kids don't go Stir Crazy.
The only commiseration I could offer was that when they get over this mild form of Swine Flu they will probably have anti-bodies which will make them more immune from any further variants.

Sean is an ex student of mine from around 1982 at Rockingham Senior High School. We have kept in touch through the years and stayed over in each others house on each side of the country. They recently sold their house and had a caravan custom made for their round Australia odyssey. The cruise on the Pacific Dawn was an aside; one they will remember for a long time.

We did a cruise to the same Pacific Island ports on the Pacific Dawn last year. Even then passengers were obliged to use provided antiseptic hand gel at dining stations. There have been stories going around for years about deadly diseases spread by handrails on the many staircases on board. We didn't concern ourselves too much at the time, but I reckon right now some folks would be wearing gloves.

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