In light of the recent Swine Flu scare, I am pretty glad to be getting out of the US for 12 weeks, to enjoy Italy and all its flu-free people in just a little over a week.
Are you taking any extra precautions as you travel or go about town (outside of paying special attention to washing hands and opening bathroom doors with your elbows :p ) ?
I never really considered getting sick while away from home. Although I don't fear getting swine flu, as it seems no more severe than any other strain, I am just wondering the ease of which Italian pharmacies are run. If I need a Tamiflu, can I just ask the chemist for one, or would I need to see a physician first? More importantly (to me!), if I run out of Zyrtec, is it incredibly expensive or prescription-only in Italy (if anyone happens to have experience here).
Thank you much!