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A group of nine members of our society will be in Fort lauderdale area for thirteen days starting from 17.1.13 to 29.1.13,my question is should we cancell the trip because of influenza?
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I wouldn't. The flu happens and it contagious but the likely hood of anyone getting sick if they used proper cleaning wouldn't be very high. The only people who I would tell to stay home are the very old and very young. If everyone is healthy you really don't have too much of a risk.
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You could catch the flu whether you stay home or go on your trip. I go to both those shows every year and it's never made me sick, it's only made my bank account sick.
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HI Guys,
A group of nine members of our society will be in Fort lauderdale area for thirteen days starting from 17.1.13 to 29.1.13,my question is should we cancell the trip because of influenza?
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I think the media makes it worse than it actually is. Flu shots help a lot too.
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Might be too late for the flu shot. The vaccine takes a couple of weeks to ramp up your immune system for the virus. It should not keep you from traveling.

Just take some basic hygiene precautions:
* Wash hands frequently, don't touch your mouth nor nose after handling things until you wash.
* Don't sniff plants. It will be safe after a time, the plant is not the virus host but a means to its spread (someone sneezed or coughed on it).
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Please don't miss a trip to Ft. Lauderdale because of a hyped up news story. Wash your hand often, you'll be fine. Plus Fl needs your money. LOL

PS you don't have to worry about the Everglades pythons either.
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