I don't recall the source, but I read somewhere of a Type A flu that crops up every summer in Alaska. Someone wrote about getting flumadine before their cruise - caught the flu, took the meds and was better in 24 hours. Again, I do not recall where I read about this, but I'm wondering if any of you are familiar with it. Also, do any of you get the flumadine from your doctors before going to Alaska? Thanks so much.