Thursday, July 16, 2009
If one reads the article about H1N1, one might wonder, what have been done to contain it? How serious is it? The sad thing about this pandemic is that we simply DO NOT CARE, because NOBODY HAS DIED YET. Today, 10 UiTM students were confirmed to be infected. This is sad indeed. It is always, in times of crisis, that the poor and helpless people will suffer, and in this case, students.
"Meanwhile, Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Mohd Ismail Merican said the number of Influenza A(H1N1) cases confirmed in the country was 835 cases that is 562 imported cases and 273 local cases."
How did it become so? 562 imported cases? Why did this
happen? Are the people aware that this is PANDEMIC?
Why did they still wanna go overseas, especially to
places that are infected, and did not protect themeselves
from catching it. And please, if u have fever or cold,
refrain from going public. Yes, we know u have never
gone out from Malaysia but we really don't know
whether the people you meet while shopping
haphazardly in Giant supermarket has it.
1. There is no vaccine currently that exactly matches the swine flu. aka there is NO REAL CURE for it
2.Making flu vaccine can take three to six months. No decision has been made to order a vaccine against swine flu.
3.Some pandemics kill a few million people globally. The most severe flu pandemic on record was the 1918 Spanish Flu. Researchers estimate it killed about 50 million people around the world.
4.PROTECT YOURSELF FROM IT Personal hygiene measures, such as avoiding people who are coughing or sneezing and frequent hand-washing, may prevent flu infection. Those who aren’t health professionals should avoid contact with sick people. People who get sick with flu symptoms should stay home. Studies have suggested that closing schools, theaters, and canceling gatherings in the early stages of a pandemic can limit its spread. Such measures would likely take place if health officials determine that the virus is spreading quickly enough and is deadly enough to cause a pandemic.
PLAN AND PREVENT