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nikkifour
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Why are the doctors not testing for H1N1 unless the patient is hospitalized?

In Topics: H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu)
> 60 days ago

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Dr.Monika
Feb 17, 2010
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What the Expert Says:

Over 99% of cases of influenza are caused by H1N1; therefore, when somebody comes down with the flu-like symptoms, it is assumed that the offending flu virus is the H1N1 flu virus.  The H1N1 is our seasonal flu this year.
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steeltowngirl
steeltowngirl writes:
...my daughter & I were in the doctors office on October 20, 2009 and both were tested for the H1N1 virus. The test was quick and had a 15 minute wait time. We both have H1N1. We are on Tamaflu and off work & school for 5 days. My husband & son must also take Tamaflu as a precaution. We were not admitted to the hospital at any time. We both seem to be recovering fine.
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