Flu fears making little headway among Nova Scotians - Metro US

Flu fears making little headway among Nova Scotians

Nova Scotians continue to lose little sleep over Influenza A (H1N1), also known as swine flu, according to a survey released Thursday by Nextbus.

About six in 10 Nova Scotians say they are not very (29 per cent) or are not at all (30 per cent) concerned about themselves or someone in their family getting swine flu in the next month, the survey reports. Four in 10 surveyed said they were either very (14 per cent) or somewhat (26 per cent) concerned that they will get the virus.

The numbers basically mirror results of a similar poll done by Nextbus in early May. The latest poll was conducted from July 16 to 21. It surveyed 403 adults and carries a margin of error of 4.9 per cent, 19 times out of 20.

The survey also asked over the past few weeks have you ever been worried that you may be coming down with swine flu, with 10 per cent saying yes, up by four points from the spring.

When asked how likely do you think it is somebody will die from swine flu in Nova Scotia, 25 per cent said very likely, up from 11 per cent.

The survey was completed three days before the first Nova Scotian died from swine flu.

More from our Sister Sites