April 2009

swine flu virus

World Health Organization raises the pandemic alert from 4 to level 5 second to the highest level, after the rapid spread of the swine influenza in the world that originated in Mexico. Face mask are highly recommended to prevent the virus from inhaling from human to human contact.

But we need to be calm and ready for this is the reality that we are facing now.

Some Tips to avoid being infected:

  • Wash hands properly
  • Avoid Shaking hands ( for now)
  • Wear face mask if necessary
  • Avoid crowded places
  • If Ill avoid going to work or school
  • Monitor self if sick and check with your doctor

There is no better way to face this situation but to be prepared.


As the scope of the spreading swine flu virus broadened to several more countries Monday — with nearly 150 suspected deaths in Mexico — Chicago-area officials struggled to warn area residents about the health scare without stirring widespread panic. read more


The World Health Organization’s (WHO) alert to all its member states that the outbreak has escalated into a “public health emergency of international concern. We must immediately stepped up its surveillance and bio security measures in all international and local airports to prevent the entry of the virus, which has now killed 81 individuals in Mexico and possibly infected and unconfirmed number of other individuals in certain parts of other countries like Mexico and Canada.

Helpful ways to prevent Swine flu virus.

  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when coughing or sneezing.
  • Wash hands regularly with soap and water, especially after you cough or sneeze.  Alcohol-based hand cleaners  are also effective.
  • Avoid close contact with sick people.
  • If sick, self-monitor and stay home from work or school and limit contact with others.
  • Consult your doctor immediately should signs and symptoms of flu persist.
  • Wear mask if needed.
  • Avoid shaking hands for the meantime.

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