WASHINGTON – So you think you've got swine flu? Now there's help at the click of your computer mouse.
An interactive Web site is being offered to help people decide just how bad their case is. Microsoft is teaming up with Emory University to offer the online help, designed to simulate the very conditions that doctors use in the office to decide just how bad a person's flu case really is.
At the Web site www.h1n1responsecenter.com just type in your age (must be more than 12), answer some questions about fever and other symptoms and your underlying health.
Presto! The program will likely conclude you've got the swine flu — and then decide if you need to see the doctor or just take it easy at home with fluids and plenty of chicken soup.