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Friday, May 1, 2009

Swine flu a.k.a selsema babi...


An investigation and response effort surrounding the outbreak of swine flu is ongoing. The epicenter of the outbreak is Mexico, where although there have only been 26 confirmed cases, it is believed that up to 149 people may have died from the infection.

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is working very closely with officials in US states where human cases of swine influenza A (H1N1) have been identified, as well as with health officials in Mexico, Canada and the World Health Organization. This includes deploying staff domestically and internationally to provide guidance and technical support. It is important to note that there is no human pandemic of swine influenza at this time.


What is swine flu?
Swine Influenza (swine flu) is a respiratory disease of pigs caused by type A influenza viruses that causes regular outbreaks in pigs. People do not normally get swine flu, but human infections can and do happen. Swine flu viruses have been reported to spread from person-to-person, but in the past, this transmission was limited and not sustained beyond three people.

What are the signs and symptoms of swine flu in people?
The symptoms of swine flu in people are similar to the symptoms of regular human flu and include fever, cough, sore throat, body aches, headache, chills and fatigue. Some people have reported diarrhea and vomiting associated with swine flu. In the past, severe illness (pneumonia and respiratory failure) and deaths have been reported with swine flu infection in people. Like seasonal flu, swine flu may cause a worsening of underlying chronic medical conditions.

What can I do to protect myself from getting sick?
There is no vaccine available right now to protect against swine flu. There are everyday actions that
can help prevent the spread of germs that cause respiratory illnesses like influenza. Take these
everyday steps to protect your health:

- Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it.
- Wash your hands oftern with soap and water, especially after you cough or sneeze.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Germs spread this way.
- Try to avoid close contact with sick people.
- If you get sick with influenza, recommends that you stay home from work or school.

p/s: good info to share with others since kes penularan wabak ini begitu cepat dan seperti yang diketahui ramai amat merbahaya....tu la saper suh makan vavi tuh.....Allah dah remind dlm al-quran vavi tu binatang yang membawa penyakit......kalau org yang makan jer bleh teerdedah kepada bahaya wabak ni n infected okla jugak...ini yang tak makan pong terdedah jugak kepada bahaya jugak...conclusionnya....amatla merbahaya virus ni....arap2 tidak merebak ke negara kita mesia ni....pihak berkuasa spt Malaysia Airport Berhad n Kastam sepatutnya mengambil tindakan yang sewajarnya dan mengambil langkah dan procedure yang ketat esp mereka yang masuk dr Mexico n US...n sema org yang keluo masuk mesiaaa la jugak....dari singapore n thailand jugak......rasanya dgr kat news ari tu...thailand dah ada satu kes ni kan.....huhuuhuhu....mintaaak dijauhkan.....n mintak selamat la semanya...amiiin......:)
posted by Mama Hakim @ 11:53 PM  

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