Friday, August 7, 2009

Influenza A(H1N1) is a serious threat.

The influenza A(H1N1) or better known as 'swine flu' is at full throttle in our country now. The outbreak of this contagious flu had brought up the number of deaths to fourteen as of yesterday. This is a new influenza virus which causes illness in people. This virus was first detected in the United States back in the month of April this year. Its spreading very fast from person-to-person and thus precautions has to be taken;
  • sanitize your hands frequently.
  • avoid public gathering if necessary.
  • wear a face mask if possible.
  • avoid travelling to country which has high rates of H1N1 cases.
  • check temperature regularly.
  • healthy diet.
  • avoid touching eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.
When you think about it, a lot of the precautions are actually common sense.

The symptoms;
  • sore throat.
  • coughing.
  • severe headache and fever.
  • muscle aches.
  • diarrhea and vomitting.

If you`re having these symptoms, seek medical advice immediately. Especially if you`re having flu-like symptoms for quite some time, please be extra careful because it might not be just common flu like what we usually think it is. The lack of attention of your very own health can be a fatal mistake.


ps : Its 789 day!