Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Swine Flu Parties

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/swine-flu/5694808/BMA-warns-parents-against-holding-swine-flu-parties.html

Daily Telegraph [UK]
30 June 2009

BMA warns parents against holding 'swine flu parties'

Parents have been warned not to take their children to "swine flu parties" in the hope they will catch the disease now and build up immunity. [...]

No firm evidence has emerged of such events taking place with swine flu and Dr Richard Jarvis, of the British Medical Association, warned parents against staging such events. [...]

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/8125191.stm

BBC News [UK]
29 June 2009

Swine flu parties 'a bad idea'

By Nick Triggle
Health reporter, BBC News

Throwing "swine flu parties" in an attempt to get immunity against the virus while it is a fairly mild form is not a good idea, doctors say.

Reports have emerged of people intentionally mixing with friends who have flu. [...]