Thursday, April 30, 2009

H1N1 Swine Flu

Swine Flu! Gosh, the frigtful SARS was over just few years ago, now this. What is Swine Flu? From what I learnt from mum, it is the fourth serious influenza that causes human death. SARS was one pandemic all of us knew. The first sudden outbreak caused 5000 deaths in Germany, which happened decade ago, somewhere at 1930. Scary! For now, thousands have been infected, the 23-months old baby was reported as the first death in US. It is aa respeiratory diesease of pigs caused by a type A influenza virus that regularly causes outbreaks of influenza in pigs. People dealing with pigs are at a higher risk of being infected compared to the public. This virus causes high levels of illness but low death rates in pigs. (do correct me if i got the facts wrong)

Ciri-ciri H1N1?
Kinda of similar to regular human seasonal influenza :
1) fever
2) lethargy
3) lack of appetite
4) coughing.
5) runny nose
6) sore throat
7) nausea
8) vomiting
9) diarrhea.

Latest update:
As of 17:00 GMT, 30 April 2009, 11 countries have officially reported 257 cases of influenza A (H1N1) infection.

The United States Government has reported 109 laboratory confirmed human cases, including one death. Mexico has reported 97 confirmed human cases of infection, including seven deaths.

The following countries have reported laboratory confirmed cases with no deaths - Austria (1), Canada (19), Germany (3), Israel (2), Netherlands (1), New Zealand (3), Spain (13), Switzerland (1) and the United Kingdom (8).

The streak of sunlight in the deep dark cold cave:
There is also no risk of infection from this virus from consumption of well-cooked pork and pork products. Guys, be rajin, wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water on a regular basis. P/s seek medical attention if saw any symptoms of influenza-like illness.


  1. Swine flu really scares me! Thanks to d government here in UK act quickly enough to increase the awareness and hope it goes away very quickly. I dont want it to affect my flight of going back to Kuching via Singapore. Wish it's all under well control in September when i come back to UK.

    Let's pray for this pandermic flu to slow down!

  2. yeap, mom says these kinda pandemics normally go off by itself after a certain period of time. maybe God is giving us some signs, that we humans should not neglect certain things when after-ing sth..haha. take care, see u soon dear =)