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Symptoms include a high temperature (38C/100F or higher) and two or more of the following:
limb or joint pain
Follow advice at www.nhs.uk or call NHS Direct on 0845 4647 (08454 242424 in Scotland).
If you are still worried, contact your GP who can prescribe Tamiflu if required.
Do not go to your pharmacy, surgery or A&E without first speaking to your doctor. A friend or relative should collect Tamiflu for you if you are the one that is not well. So beforehand, make sure that you know someone who can be your "flu buddy".
Let's also keep some perspective on this. It still seems to be a mild type of flu. Yes, we see reports in the media of deaths. And these are very sad for those families. But in a bad year, seasonal flu contributes to an extra 20,000 premature deaths. Swine flu like seasonal flu will be worse for people in poor health.
So, Mr Mainwaring, don't panic.