The Swine Flu started from Mexico. 1600 cases have been reported in Mexico and 100 people have died from this flu. Cases have been reported in other states like Ohio, Texas, Kansas, California and New York.
Symptoms are similar to the flu. 36,000 people died last year from the flu alone. Scientists are in the mix of developing a vaccine for the Swine flu, they are hoping to have it within a few months. No cases have been reported in Illinois. If you have signs of the Swine flu see the doctor within 48 hours. If your children have flu like symptoms keep them home.
No deaths have been reported in Texas, Kansas, California and New York. Some have recovered without medication.
To keep from getting the flu, eat healthy, drink plenty of water and just take care of yourself.