Common sense on swine flu
BIDMC emergency physician Greg Ciottone says there no need to panic over swine. Just use common sense.
In an interview with WBUR-FM, recomends good hygiene as the best approach to coping.
A disaster medicine expert, he also says Massachusetts has been preparing for a flu pandemic for quite some time.
More than a year ago, we started thinking pretty hard about avian influenza," said Ciottone. "Compared to the response plan to this, the H1N1 [swine flu] is fairly similar so, yes, we do have a disaster plan that's in place, ready to be implemented, and if need be, we'll rely on that," he added.