Swine Flu Self-Assessment Saves You Worrying

Do you have H1N1 flu? Probably! Aaaugghh! But before you haul your feverish butt to a clinic or a doctor, consider taking this free online flu self-assessment test from Emory University. It probably could have been combined into a one-page flowchart, but that’s not as much fun as pressing YES/NO buttons.

If you do have symptoms of the H1N1 flu, the website says to call and tell your doctor you might be “very sick” with the flu, and ask if you “need to be seen right now.” (We originally posted that you should physically go to the doctor, but that was an overstatement that our reader floraposte brought to our attention.)

And if you don’t have H1N1 symptoms, this is a cheap way to put your mind at ease so you can get some rest

You should also check out these myths about H1N1 from Consumer Reports.

“Could I have H1N1 flu (swine flu)?” [H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu) Response Center via "Health Data Management"]
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