Jason and Lori Holt are our missionaries in Santiago, Chile. Lord willing I will be visiting them in just a few days. The children have Swine Flu. Here are a few notes from Jason!
Katie and Joshua doâ€¦ their fevers are much lower this morning. Joshuaâ€™s got up to 104.8 yesterday afternoon. Saturday night and all day Sunday they both were running fevers around 103-104
This morning they are both down around the 100.5 range!
They should be over it in 3-5 more days.
Itâ€™s pretty rampant in Santiagoâ€¦ Weâ€™ve had about 10-12 people in the church with the swine flu in the past 3 weeks. Itâ€™s in all the school, etc. The president just signed a bill that gives the health minister the authority to cancel all public gatherings to prevent the spread of it. They havenâ€™t done it yetâ€¦ but it could happen any time â€“ which would affect our church obviously
Thereâ€™s not much danger if itâ€™s treated. It comes with high fevers, stomach pain, and vomiting for 5-7 daysâ€¦. It is contagious. So the rest of the family could get itâ€¦
There are nearly 10,000 reported cases in Chileâ€¦ but thousands more of unreported cases. In the poor areas they arenâ€™t even doing the testâ€¦ just giving the medicine if you have the symptoms. Only like 30 people have died from it here.
They are fine but as always we should pray for them. God is really using this family.