Uh, it's exaggerated on purpose, guys. We can never be too careful when faced with something that's even slightly possible to become a big epidemic. It's not twitchy-eyed politicians, it's awareness for something that affects the whole of humanity.
Anyway, its "epidemic" status is basically being scrapped, and it is turning out to be weak and scarce enough to stop counting individual cases soon, if they haven't done so already. As of now, it's basically just another flu strain, and should be treated as typical influenza: treat it normally unless you think it's bad enough to get looked at.
But of course, it's still being watched carefully, and it could change, as viral situations often do.
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