Monday, May 04, 2009

swine flu spreaded on 26-Apr-2009

from WHO website 
How do people become infected with influenza A(H1N1)?

Outbreaks in humans are now occurring from human-to-human transmission. When infected people cough or sneeze, infected droplets get on their hands, drop onto surfaces, or are dispersed into the air. Another person can breathe in contaminated air, or touch infected hands or surfaces, and be exposed. To prevent spread, people should cover their mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing, and wash their hands regularly.

What are the signs and symptoms of infection?

Early signs of influenza A(H1N1) are flu-like, including fever, cough, headache, muscle and joint pain, sore throat and runny nose, and sometimes vomiting or diarrhoea.

Is it safe to eat pork and pork products?

Yes. influenza A(H1N1) has not been shown to be transmissible to people through eating properly handled and prepared pork (pig meat) or other products derived from pigs. The influenza A(H1N1) virus is killed by cooking temperatures of 160°F/70°C, corresponding to the general guidance for the preparation of pork and other meat.

What are the recommendations for face masks?

If you are not sick you do not have to wear a mask. If you are caring for a sick person you should wear a mask. All home made masks should be cleansed regularly.

If you are sick, stay at home and avoid contact with people.

How can I protect myself and prevent illness?

Practise general preventive measures for influenza to prevent infection:

  • avoid close contact with people who appear unwell and have fever and cough;
  • wash your hands with soap and water thoroughly and often;
  • practise good health habits including adequate sleep, eating nutritious food, and keeping physically active.

for more questions, check below link: 

Influenza A(H1N1) frequently asked questions

for more worldwide situation updates - Influenza A(H1N1)  


Andri Journal said...

Semoga penyebarannya gak sampai di Indonesia.Mengingat penyebarannya lebih gampang dari flu burung.Makan teratur,istirahat cukup,dan minum suplemen bila perlu. :)

Di Cina kasus flu babi dah ada belum mbak?

abhi said...

good :-)

zee said...

mudah-mudahan aja gak sampe masuk ke indonesia ya....

skrg dah makan bener minum vitamin ini itu, tetep aja bisa kena virus.
ga tau lg gimana biar bisa bener2 sehat.. hanya bs usaha & berdoa saja.

tikno said...

Hopefully this "question and answer" can provide useful information to visitor.

yendoel said...

we have a professor in our ex university, who is over his 50. he eats fruit or drinks juice everyday. and it has been around 8 years, he never takes any medicine! i wish i could do the same.

Lily said...

Thanks informasi & artikelnya Yen..

Dulu flu biasa2 aja: dgn makan teratur,konsumsi VIT C, tidur yg cukup dah otomatis sembuh, nah kalo sekarang virus flu macam2 dan ganas2 pulak..kayaknya jaman sekarang mo hidup sehat itu susah amat ya..???.