Pandemic flu has reached out island: first cases hit main cities. But the game is not over yet. We can still make the difference. And we have an ace in our sleeves: you.
You sheperds, millenary heritage of our island, can do something really important to fight the flu.
We know you're use to pandemies on your sheeps: you already know basic hygienical rules to avoid diseases-spreading.
We don't have enough doctors to check all the possibly sick people, but if we use your knowlegde, your wisdom and your resources for the goal, we can still make it.
Reach your pastures and prepare some basic tools: a thermometer, few masks to cover your mouth and nose. Gradually, people from the cities will reach your gathering points: you'll have to reassre them and check their condition. If they start to show first flu symptoms, such as hig temperature, breathing difficulties, pain at junctures, recover them in sheds and keep them at warm. Gather other people away from sick ones. Feed them, reassure them, check daily theuir conditions. After three weeks, they can be considered immune, and in safe waters.
We know this is a strange situation and an high challenge for you, but thousand lives are at a stake know. We must recall every resource we have, and the eperience with your herds can be really an important point in this battle.
Be strong, and victory will smile to all of us.