Tuesday, June 23, 2009

H1N1 finally landed.....

So far, six confirmed cases of Influenza A H1N1 infections have been reported. All six were returning travellers, so perhaps it was safe to say that they picked up the infections when they were away.

So shall we panic? Shall we skip work and school? Shall we just stay at home? Definitely no. All the patients are being quarantined and unless you were in close contact with someone with the infection, you are probably safe.

So what should we do to prevent infections? Carry on with life as normal. Practice personal hygiene; cover your mouth when you sneeze and cough. Wash hands regularly.

Now with the school holidays are almost over and many travellers are returning home, especially from Singapore and Malaysia, which are Bruneians' favourite country to visit, the number of infections may increase. So the need to be more cautious is now greater.

Whatever it is, I just hope the spread of this flu is contained and controlled, Amin.....

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